$100,000 boost for emergency volunteers in Buloke Shire

Emergency management volunteers in Buloke 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.

The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced $100,000 of grants for emergency volunteers in Buloke Shire has been approved including;

  • Birchip SES $37,564 for a VICSES Storm Trailer.
  • Wycheproof SES $41,150 for a trailer mounted lighting tower and decals.
  • Birchip CFA $1,882 for a Quickfill trailer with hurdles to carry suction hoses.
  • Birchip CFA $3,748 for new furniture.
  • Buckrabanyule CFA $1,200 for 2 Protek nozzles/branches.
  • Litchfield CFA $4,979 for kitchen equipment and furniture.
  • Sea Lake CFA $9,785 for garden improvements and irrigation.

Ms Pulford said this is a total contribution of $100,308 across Buloke Shire.

“These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Buloke Shire in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe,” Ms Pulford said.

“I would like to congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe,” she said.

Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino, said the 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 Victorian properties and lives,” Mr Merlino said.

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