Grants for volunteer firefighters

19 Dec 2017 The Free Press, Kilmore, VIC (General News) VOLUNTEER firefighting brigades in Northern Victoria can now apply for grants of up to $250,000 thanks to a new $10 million program. The program will be administered by the CFA to support volunteer brigade equipment and facility upgrades, as well as local initiatives that strengthen volunteerism and brigade culture. Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes is encouraging local brigades to take advantage of the new program and apply for funding. The program supports volunteers by providing them with more funding than ever before because that is exactly what they deserve, Ms Symes said. Grants will be provided to projects that address a range of key criteria, including addressing immediate needs and enhancing operational capability, improving culture, diversity and fairness, strengthening volunteer leadership skills and encouraging recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers. Brigades have until the end of February 2018 to apply. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.