$33,000 for local emergency volunteers

Emergency management volunteers in Melton 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 two grants totalling $33,437 had been approved for Melton SES.

The two grants will be used to update the Melton SES unit headquarters including fencing and gates, and asphalting the carpark.

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

“I would like to congratulate Melton SES and I hope the grants assists them in the outstanding job they do 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.