BOOST FOR EMERGENCY VOLUNTEERS IN EASTERN METRO

Victorian emergency management volunteers 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.

Shaun Leane MP today congratulated the 19 organisations in Eastern Metropolitan Region that have received $105,595 between them
These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Eastern metropolitan Region in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.

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

Quotes attributable to Shaun Leane, Member for Eastern Metropolitan Region

“This is an exciting day for the Eastern Metropolitan Region and I congratulate all our grant recipients and hope that it assist them the outstanding job they do in keeping the community safe.”

“I encourage all volunteer brigades and units in Eastern Metro to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website and apply for a grant.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino  

 “The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the significant contribution of the more than 100,000 emergency management volunteers, investing in equipment, training and facilities to keep our communities safe.”

“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.”