Volunteer Emergency Services Fund

Funder:  Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal

Grant Background: The Volunteer Emergency Services Fund Grant Program aims to support the needs of local volunteer emergency services and first responders supporting communities affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.

Grants are available for disaster preparedness and response activities that may include rebuilding or upgrading emergency services infrastructure and replacing or upgrading emergency services equipment; enabling the support and management of an emergency services volunteer workforce through recruitment and training; and programs to support volunteer mental health and wellbeing.

$ Available: Up to $25 000.00.

Eligibility:   To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant organisations must be a not-for-profit organisation with an ABN or Incorporation Certificate. For local volunteer organisations that do not have an ABN or Incorporation Certificate please read information in the Guidelines regarding Eligible Legal Entities that can support your organisation to deliver the project. This situation often occurs when the organisation delivering the activity or project is a branch of an overarching organisation – such as a local fire agency or SES branch.
  • Applicants must be supporting the delivery of local volunteer emergency services or qualified first responder community organisations whose projects will take place in a declared fire-affected area.FRRR will use this list to inform eligibility, but it will not be the only basis on which an application is assessed and prioritised.
  • Project must be for charitable purposes and offer clear public benefit;
  • Organisations with or without DGR endorsement are eligible; and
  • Delivery Organisations can submit one application per grant round.

Key Dates: Closes 20 October 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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