$803,500 IN CFA ENHANCING VOLUNTEERISM GRANTS FOR GIPPSLAND
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Volunteers at eleven CFA brigades and the four district headquarters of Gippsland will share in a total of $803,588.40 in grants, thanks to a new Andrews Labor Government-funded program.
Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino today announced there are almost 250 successful applications in the first round of the CFA’s Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program.
The grants will provide volunteer firefighters with a welcome boost, supporting vital equipment and facility upgrades, as well as local initiatives that strengthen volunteerism and brigade culture.
Member for Eastern Victoria and Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services, Harriet Shing congratulated all the brigades on their successful applications.
The Gippsland brigades will use their individual grants for items such as binoculars, rescue equipment, defibrillators, other operational equipment, truck driver training, attendance at forums, professional development and minor facility upgrades.
Mr Merlino said the grants were being provided to support volunteer firefighters and brigades by:
- addressing immediate needs and enhancing operational capability
- improving culture, diversity and fairness
- strengthening volunteer leadership skills
- encouraging recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers
- reflecting the evolving needs and demographics of the communities that volunteer brigades serve.
The total value of the program is $10 million, with the remaining $4.84 million to be allocated in a second round of grants.
Applications for the second round will open for 30 days from 1 June.
The Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program is funded through an additional $60 million the government announced for Victoria’s fire services in October.
For more information, visit cfa.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino
“The first round of the Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program grants builds on the outstanding service volunteer brigades provide in protecting lives and properties.”
“The CFA received hundreds of applications and undertook a robust assessment process to approve projects that address the key criteria.”
“I congratulate all of the successful applicants and look forward to the second round of grants opening in June.”
“The volunteers with the Gippsland brigades are a treasured part of our communities, so I am delighted they have been successful in securing this grant.”
“Our volunteer firefighters are often the first line of defence against emergencies, and the Victorian Government is committed to supporting them in every way we can.”
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services & Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing
“These grants are an important way to provide practical support to our hardworking CFA volunteers, who make a profound difference in our communities every day. We want to make sure all districts across the state have the resources and facilities they need, and to equip them to attract new volunteers and more community support into the future, and I would encourage other brigades to apply for future funding as it is announced.
|Applicant Name||District||Project Title||Areas of Focus||Application||Total amount project||Category|
|Kilcunda||8||Purchase of quality long distance binoculars||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Long distance binoculars||$1,000.00||Operational Equipment|
|Briagolong||10||Brigade enhancement||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Meeting and training room carpet Engine bay air vents Thermal imaging camera||$15,938.00||Minor station facility improvements or extensions Thermal Imaging Camera|
|Mount Taylor||11||Supporting Members Grant 2018||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Truck Mounted Hose Winders for our 3 Tankers a Thermal Imaging Camera||$13,035.00||Operational Equipment Thermal Imaging Camera|
|Lakes Entrance||11||Rescue Enhancement Program||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||100m Belay Kit x 2 100m Rescue Kit x 2100m MA Kit x 1 Stretcher Kit x 1 PPE Kit x 2 Ancillary Kit x 1 2 x Steep Angle Course (12 x Participants)||$85,071.60||Operational Equipment|
|Leongatha South||9||Panel Lift Motor Room Door Project||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Automatic Panel Lift Motor Room Door||$28,550.00||Minor station facility improvements or extensions|
|JACK RIVER||10||Brigade Automatic External Defibrillator||Promote health, safety and wellbeing||1 X Enhanced First Aid Defibrillator, 1 X Defibrillator Trainer kit and Training Pads, 2 X SMART Pads, 1 X Battery, 1 X Carry Case||$3,513.10||Enhanced First Aid|
|Newborough||27||Increasing Brigade Response||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||We want 3300 so we can train 3 more drivers for our brigade.||$3,300.00||Licences|
|Glengarry||27||Operational Equipment and other||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||New tyres for small quick fill trailer Outlet piping for trailer 2Wire strainer basket roof rack Sun shade awning2 x Chairs Esky – 33 ltr hard chiller cooler 2 each 65 mm storz to 64 mm three thread male and female Lawn mower Honda HOMHRU19 Caps Baseball type CAP BCCFA x 20 Other Sun hats x 20 Flags – Australian and CFA Thermal imaging camera Drager Helmet torches x 20||$18,361.64||Operational Equipment Ancillary|
|Erica & District||9||Walhalla Communications Project||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Bag Digital Radio||$3,292.31||Operational Equipment|
|Trafalgar||9||Brigade Health, Safety and Wellbeing Package||Promote health, safety and wellbeing||3 x Enhanced First Aid – Defibrillator Digital Message Sign Navigation and IT System for the Tanker and Pumper Helmet Torches for Wildfire and Structure helmets Effective Communication Workshop||$22,486.75||Enhanced First Aid Operational Equipment Training and Leadership development|
|Drouin West||9||Connecting into Education||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Flat screen TV||$2,000.00||ICT|
|District 11 Headquarters – Bairnsdale|
|District 11 Headquarters||11||CFA Next Generation Network||Undertake transformational change||Catering for meetings/training of the network Video recruiting new members||$6,650.00||Training and Leadership Development Recruitment and re-engagement campaign|
|District 11 Headquarters||11||Two electronic variable message trailers for District 11 Brigades||Build partnerships and collaboration (including with the community)||2 x Variable Message Trailers||$37,162.00||Operational Equipment|
|District 11 Headquarters||11||Defibrillators||Respond to community need||5 x Enhanced First Aid – Defibrillators||$17,565.50||Enhanced First Aid|
|District 10, 11 & 27 Womens Network||9||Womens Network D10, D11 & D27||Undertake transformational change||Women’s Network Forum D11 Women’s Network Meetings/Café conversations 2018/2019Annual Women’s Dinner/Evenings (x3) Women’s Training Days Women’s Emerging Leaders Forum 2019, PO Requisition Emerging Leaders Forum 19th Oct 2017, PO requisition Emerging Leaders Forum registration costs 19th Oct 2017, Registration Form Emerging Leaders Forum 19th Women’s Leadership Course||$40,890.00||Training and Leadership development|
|District 10 Headquarters – Sale|
|District 10 Headquarters||10||District 10 Storz Coupling Program||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Storz Coupling Adaptors for all District 10 appliances||$24,690.00||Operational Equipment|
|District 10 Headquarters||10||District 10 Mobile Variable Message Signs||Respond to community need||3 x Variable Message Trailer||$37,162.00||Operational Equipment|
|District 10 Headquarters||10||District 10 Leadership Development Program||Undertake transformational change||Leadership Development Training – Facilitation Leadership Development Training conference facilities (incls accommodation) Leadership Development Training dinner Leadership development dinner series facilitation (part of quote for Leadership Development Training) Leadership Development dinner series (x 3) Group / Brigade Management Team Workshops catering VLeadership Development dinner series – Volunteer travel expenses (x3)||$35,525.00||Training and Leadership Development Recruitment and re-engagement campaign|
|District 10 Headquarters||10||Defibrillators||Respond to community need||5 x Enhanced First Aid – Defibrillators||$17,565.50||Enhanced First Aid|
|District 27 Headquarters- Morwell|
|District 27 Headquarters||27||Defibrillators||Respond to community need||5 x Enhanced First Aid – Defibrillators||$17,565.50||Enhanced First Aid|
|District 9 Headquarters- Warragul|
|District 9 Headquarters||9||Investing in District 9’s Women Leaders||Promote health, safety and wellbeing||12 women to attend three-day intensive residential program with Leadership Victoria Volunteer Sustainability||$59,400.00||Training and Leadership development|
|District 9 Headquarters||9||Fill the Gap – Drivers||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||100 x Novice truck driver training and assessment for licences||$115,000.00||Licences|
|District 9 Headquarters||9||Building District 9’s Trainer and Assessors||Strengthen operational capability (including equipment and infrastructure)||Funding for 12 volunteer to complete TAE40116||$45,444.00||Training and Leadership development|
|District 9 Headquarters||9||Support for Diploma of Leadership and Management||Undertake transformational change||Funding for 4 members to undertake Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915)||$28,000.00||Training and Leadership development|
|District 9 Headquarters||9||Defibrillators||Respond to community need||5 x Enhanced First Aid – Defibrillators||$17,565.50||Enhanced First Aid|
|South East Region D8,9,10,11 & 27||9||Engagement Essentials Training Program for BMT members||Build partnerships and collaboration (including with the community)||Accredited Trainers for Community Essential module of IAP2 Certificate in Engagement Accommodation and meals for 150 participants in the Communication Essentials module of IAP2 Certificate in Engagement||$106,855.00||Training and Leadership development|