EVSS supports projects that enhance the recruitment, retention and capability of emergency management volunteers. Priority is given to project activities such as recruitment campaigns, leadership training and developing the practical skills of volunteers.
Requests from NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW State Emergency Service local units should be made via the relevant parent agency.
NSW Rural Fire ServicePatrick Schell, Manager Grants and Coordination programmes, firstname.lastname@example.org (02) 8741 5427.
NSW State Emergency ServicePhil Schafer, Manager Marketing and Sponsorship email@example.com (02) 4251 6111.
Office of Emergency Management - Grants Applicant Portal
Enter the grants portal and download the complete program guide
Late applications are not accepted.
An advisory panel assesses the applications and make recommendations to the Minister. The funding decision is expected to be announced in February.
National Emergency Management Volunteer Action Plan 2012 [PDF, 763KB]
NSW Approved Projects for the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme 2015/17
NSW Approved Projects for the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme 2014/15
NSW Approved Projects for the Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme 2013/14
If you have any enquiries please contact the Office of Emergency Management Grants Unit, on (02) 9212 9248 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Justice Office of Emergency Management GPO Box 5434, Sydney NSW 2001