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 their headquarters.
Apply now: 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 email@example.com
Department of Justice Office of Emergency Management GPO Box 5434, Sydney NSW 2001