$100,000 boost for local emergency volunteers

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 $39,000 of grants for emergency volunteers in Northern Grampians Shire and Ararat Rural City including ;

  • Stawell SES $17,454 for the replacement of windows and exterior wall cladding.
  • Great Western CFA $5,195 for 3 portable pelican lights, data terminal and siren switch.
  • Westmere CFA Group $2,423 for 2 laptops, surge filters, television and computer monitor.
  • Stawell SES $9,587 for the installation of illuminated exit signs, emergency lighting and upgrade of doors.
  • Stawell SES $4,374 for a bain-marie, urn and refrigerator.

Ms Pulford said this is a total contribution of $39,033.

“These grants will assist local emergency volunteers 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.