Boost for Snake Valley and Skipton CFA

CFA units in Snake Valley and Skipton are getting a well-deserved funding boost from 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 Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, today announced two grants for CFA units in Snake Valley and Skipton to assist with their vital work.

$12,485 has been granted to Skipton Fire Brigade for a new Quickfill trailer.

A further $11,467 has been awarded to Snake Valley CFA for a thermal imaging camera.

Ms Pulford said the grants will assist the two brigades in their crucial work.

“I congratulate Snake Valley CFA and Skipton CFA and hope the grants assist them in the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe,” Ms Pulford said.

“I encourage all volunteer brigades and units across the region to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant,” she said.

Emergency Services Minister, James Merlino, said the Government was supporting emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities.

“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.

“Applications for the ESVS Grants Program are still open and I would encourage all eligible emergency volunteers to apply,” he said.

Organisations are eligible to apply for multiple grants.

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