February 15, 2017

Boost for Emergency Volunteers in Brimbank Unit


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.

Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz would like to congratulate the Brimbank Unit on their successful grant application for $19,990 for operational equipment, facility improvement and a 32 kVA back-up generator.

These grants will assist emergency volunteers in Kororoit 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 Member for Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

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

“I encourage all volunteer brigades and units in Kororoit 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.”

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