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, NSW State Emergency Service and Marine Rescue NSW local unit/brigades should be made through headquarters.
EVSS funding round opens 20 May and closes 16 July 2019.
The 2018-19 Program Guide is available here - EVSS 2018-19 Program Guide.pdf
Grants and Coordination Programmes
(02) 8741 5493
Terri LangendamGrants Program Support Officer
(02) 4251 6755
Grants and Sponsorship Manager
(02) 8071 4843
EVSS Program guide available for download here: EVSS 2018-19 Program Guide.pdf
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.
Office of Emergency Management Grants Unit
Tel: (02) 9212 9251
Department of Communities and Justice Office of Emergency Management GPO Box 5434, Sydney NSW 2001