Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Victorian emergency management volunteers are getting a well-deserved funding boost thanks to the Victorian Government’s state-wide $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.

Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region, announced $849,611.06 in grants for emergency volunteers in Gippsland

These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Gippsland in the crucial work they do in keeping the community safe.

To find out more about the ESVS Grants Program visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region and Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Services, Harriet Shing:

Our emergency services organisations and volunteers do a power of positive work in communities all over Gippsland to make sure people are prepared, trained and ready to respond to a range of emergency events, and I congratulate all grant recipients on the time they give, the commitment they show and the difference they make year after year.”

“I would encourage all volunteer organisations, brigades and units across Gippsland to visit the Emergency Management Victoria website to 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.”