Grants open to emergency service volunteers
Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is urging emergency service volunteers to apply for grants to provide new equipment, updated facilities and further education and training.
The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program is open to brigades, units, clubs and volunteers from the Country Fire Authority, State Emergency Service and Life Saving Victoria, along with marine search and rescue providers and other organisations identified in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.
“Emergency service groups are invaluable to our community and up-to-date equipment, facilities and training help save lives,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Emergency Management Victoria is offering a grant pool of $15 million, with grants available for a range of programs and equipment.
“I strongly encourage our local emergency service organisations to apply and will gladly offer my support for anyone doing so.”
Grants are available for operational equipment, facility improvements and maintenance, community engagement and education, training and development (which includes program fees, travel and facility hire, and other requirements that volunteers believe will develop their brigade, unit or club’s services to the community and enhance their sustainability.
For more information and to apply, local groups should visit the Emergency Management Victoria website at: https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/