$34,000 boost for local emergency volunteers

Emergency management volunteers in Nillumbik Shire 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.

Labor MPs Danielle Green and Vicki Ward today announced $34,277 of grants for emergency volunteers in Nillumbik Shire including ;

  • Nillumbik SES – $23,916 for road rescue hydraulic equipment.
  • Arthurs Creek CFA – $985 for a new television and bar fridge.
  • Arthurs Creek CFA – $3,121 for 2 new desktop computers.
  • Nillumbik SES – $6,255 for a hydration storage fridge.

Ms Green said the grants will assist local emergency volunteers in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.

“I would like to congratulate all our grant recipients here in Nillumbik Shire and hope that the funding assists them in the outstanding job they do keeping the community safe,” Ms Green said.

Ms Ward said the Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers across Victoria.

“The Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability Grants Program has been established to ensure emergency management volunteers can continue to deliver their crucial work, protecting properties and lives,” Ms Ward said.

Nillumbik SES Unit Controller Glenn O’Donnell said that our volunteers are extremely grateful for what we have received from this program and can now redirect the funds that would have been spent on this equipment towards a much bigger project currently on the go.

“I think this is a fantastic initiative by the Victorian State Government which has given all volunteer Emergency Service Organisations VICSES, CFA, Coast Guard and Lifesavers the opportunity to apply for equipment, appliances and upgrades without draining their hard earned funds” Mr O’Donnell said.

To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program visit https://www.emv.vic.gov.au/esvsgrants.

 

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