Montrose CFA Volunteers Receives Funding Boost For New Equipment

Montrose CFA Volunteers Receives Funding Boost For New Equipment

Victoria Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino

$13,000 Funding Boost For Montrose CFA Volunteers

Victor P Taffa

Montrose CFA volunteers will receive a funding boost of more than $13,000 for a new Health and Wellbeing Fitness Area, thanks to the Andrews Government.

“I congratulate Montrose CFA on securing funding for new equipment as part of the Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability program.” Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino said.

“These volunteers put themselves in danger to keep the local community safe. The centre will help them improve their fitness and wellbeing and contribute to the vital work they do.”

Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino visited the Montrose CFA Fire Station to congratulate volunteers on their successful application under the $15 Million Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability (ESVS) grants program.

Fitness area will house brand new gym equipment for members to use for fitness, training and general wellbeing.

It’s designed not only for the physical fitness of members but also their overall wellbeing.

ESVS grants program has seen more than 550 grants worth more than $9 Million approved so far.

In addition to the ESVS grants program the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) remains open.

Grants of up to $100,000 are available under the 2017–18 program to CFA, VICSES, Life Saving Victoria, marine search and rescue providers, and other eligible volunteer emergency services groups.

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