Boost for Wedderburn emergency volunteers

Wedderburn SES 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 Wedderburn SES has received two grants to assist with their vital work.

The first grant of $4,499 will see the installation of a solar power system at the SES headquarters in Wedderburn.

The second grant of $2,127 will be used for security cameras and a new boiling water unit.

Ms Pulford said the grants will assist Wedderburn SES in their crucial work.

“I congratulate Wedderburn SES 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.