Good 360
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

New Funding for National Emergency Services


Monday, 30th July 2007 at 4:03 pm
Staff Reporter
Local communities and emergency services volunteers across Australia will share a $13.8 million funding boost in the latest round of the Australian Government's Working Together to Manage Emergencies initiative.

Monday, 30th July 2007
at 4:03 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
New Funding for National Emergency Services
Monday, 30th July 2007 at 4:03 pm

Local communities and emergency services volunteers across Australia will share a $13.8 million funding boost in the latest round of the Australian Government’s Working Together to Manage Emergencies initiative.

Some 423 projects that will receive grants designed to develop self-reliance at both the community and local government levels.

There are 500,000 Australians who volunteer in an emergency management capacity, with 350,000 directly involved in emergency first response, principally through the various rural fire services and State Emergency Service agencies.

Funding was allocated through the Local Grants Scheme and the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund administered by Emergency Management Australia.

More than 1250 projects have now been funded through the Working Together to Manage Emergencies initiative and include:

– $16 million over four years to the National Emergency Volunteer Support
Fund to boost the recruitment, retention, skills and training of volunteer organisations

– $30 million over four years to the Local Grants Scheme to assist local councils to develop and implement emergency risk management initiatives, identify vulnerabilities, enhance protective measures for critical infrastructure and provide emergency management and security awareness training for staff.

The projects nationally and state by state involve emergency service groups from life savers, SES, police, ambulance and Red Cross volunteers.

Details of the types of projects funded can be found on the EMA website www.ema.gov.au/communitydevelopment



FEATURED SUPPLIERS


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

...


Brennan IT helps not-for-profit (NFP) organisations drive gr...

Brennan IT

More Suppliers

Tags : Funding,

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

State Asthma Foundations Merge to Form National Health Charity

Wendy Williams

Monday, 16th October 2017 at 12:19 pm

Have You Been Commodified?

David Crosbie

Thursday, 12th October 2017 at 8:36 am

Study Reveals Wastage and Pressure on Australia’s Grants Industry

Lina Caneva

Friday, 28th July 2017 at 5:01 pm

Collaboration the Key to Community Volunteering Success

Jayne Mayer Tucker

Tuesday, 18th July 2017 at 8:48 am

POPULAR

Red Cross Moves to Wage-Based Fundraising Model

Lina Caneva

Thursday, 16th November 2017 at 8:30 am

Concerns Raised Over New ACNC Board Appointments

Luke Michael

Monday, 20th November 2017 at 2:28 pm

New Same-Sex Marriage Bill Looks to Protect Faith-Based Charities

Luke Michael

Monday, 13th November 2017 at 5:25 pm

Adelaide at the Vanguard of Ending Street Homelessness Globally

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 8:43 am

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Good 360
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!