Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s $15 million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants program.
Hundreds of grant applications for equipment, communications, facility upgrades and community engagement and training have already been received from volunteer organisations across the state.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP this week announced 34 emergency volunteer organisations in Western Victoria would receive grants.
Beneficiaries of the grant include: (see list below)
This is a total contribution of $349,819.26 for emergency volunteers in Western Victoria.
The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability grants will assist emergency volunteers in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.
Applications for the ESVS Grants Program are still open and I would encourage all eligible emergency volunteers to apply. Organisations are eligible to apply for multiple grants.
To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program and to download the application form visit https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“This is an exciting day for our region and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assists them in the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.”
“The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting Victorian properties and lives.”
“I encourage all volunteer brigades and units across Western Victoria to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino
“The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.”
Colac/Otway Shire Region:
- Wye River CFA – $50,000.00 towards station extension
- Barwon Downs Rural Fire Brigade – $15,000.00 for operational equipment
- Lorne Fire Brigade – $11,470.00 for operational equipment
- Beeac CFA Group – $3,237.10 for operational equipment
- Beeac Rural Fire Brigade – $7,817.27 for operational equipment
- Bungador CFA – $1,899.00 for operational equipment
- Cororooke CFA – $3,803.00 for operational equipment
- District 7 DPC – $2,579.00 for operational equipment, facility improvement and training
- Irrewarra Rural Fire Brigade – $3,052.00 for operational equipment, facility improvement, community engagement and training
- Larpent CFA – $526.36 for training
- Apollo Bay Ocean Rescue – $7,500 for training
Corangamite Shire Region:
- Lismore VICSES Unit – $22,095.00 for facility improvement
- Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club – $19,050.00 for facility improvement
- Corangamite CFA Group – $3,237.10 for operational equipment
- Leslie Manor Fire Brigade -$3,302.62for operational equipment
- Lismore CFA Brigade – $6,457.00 for operational equipment
- Lismore CFA Group – $1,233.63 for operational equipment
- Princetown CFA – $1,148.86 for operational equipment, training and development
- Lismore VICSES – $3,100.00 for facility improvement
South West Coast Region:
- Port Fairy Marine Rescue Service – $55,448.18 for operational equipment
- Portland Surf Life Saving Club – $26,364.00 for facility improvement
- Portland Fire Brigade – $21,731.00 for operational equipment, training and development
- Framlingham CFA Fire Brigade (Merri Group) – $1,719.60 for operational equipment
- Mepunga Hopkins Curdies CFA Group – $1,146.40 for operational equipment
- Flotilla 16 (Warrnambool) – $7,500.00 for training
- Port Campbell Life Surfing Club – $7,500.00 for training
- Port Fairy Marine Rescue – $7,500 for training
- Portland Life Saving Club – 7,500.00 for training
Surf Coast/South Barwon Region:
- Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club – $22,941.60 for operational equipment and training
- Torquay Marine Rescue Service – $7,500 for training
- Freshwater Creek Fire Brigade -$1,636.36 for training and development
- Highton Fire Brigade – $1008.18 for operational equipment