Emergency Volunteer Support Scheme - Approved projects 2017-18

Total funding $723,200

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia Ltd

Improving Retention of Emergency Management Volunteers through Recognition

Development and distribution of a monthly e-newsletter, the collection and sharing of volunteer stories, the development of a practical recognition manual that will be workshopped with volunteers and key staff, and the hosting of a volunteer recognition function in National Volunteering Week 2019.

  • Statewide $52,948

Australian Red Cross

Operational Rediness
Purchase of IT equipment and training of regional volunteers in use of Register Find Reunite; and a two day workshop to exercise the integration of the newly created Field Operations Liaison (FOL) role.

  • Statewide $71,772

Fire & Rescue NSW

Protect Your Home from Bush Fires - Community Fire Units

Print the current recruitment/information brochure in 5 other languages for Community Fire Units (CFU).

  • Statewide $4,500

Nambucca District Rescue Association Inc

Dummy Run

Purchase suitable adult and child training dummies for the Nambucca District Rescue Association.

  • Oxley $3,965

NSW Volunteer Rescue Association Inc

NSW VRA Technology Support

Purchase of training IT equipment to support Volunteer Rescue Association trainers.

  • Dubbo $9,944

NSW Rural Fire Service

Multiple (See table of projects below)

36 projects across NSW targeting the recruitment, retention and training of NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers.

  • Statewide $162,297

NSW State Emergency Service

Multiple (See table of projects below)

10 projects across NSW targeting the recruitment, retention and training of NSW State Emergency Service volunteers.

  • Statewide $159,495

Marine Rescue NSW

Multiple (See table of projects below)

9 projects across NSW targeting the recruitment, retention and training of NSW State Emergency Service volunteers.

  • Statewide $100,319

St John Ambulance Australia NSW

Major Incident Medical Management Support (MIMMS) Training and Equipment

Train St John (NSW) Volunteers in Major Incident Medical Management Support (MIMMS), which will provide a systematic approach to disaster medical management during a major incident.

  • Statewide $18,050

St John Ambulance Australia NSW

Conflict Management Training Project

Provide St John NSW Volunteers with the skills to prevent potentially violent situations from escalating.

  • Statewide $17,450

St John Ambulance Australia NSW

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training Project

Enhance the personal and organisational resilience of volunteers, while building capacity to engage community members in a mental health crisis.

  • Statewide $54,395

St John Ambulance Australia NSW

Volunteer Recruitment Project

Support the recruitment of new volunteers to St John Ambulance NSW (St John NSW).

  • State wide $60,200

The Uniting Church In Australia Property Trust (NSW) On Behalf Of The Synod Of NSW And The Act

Training Equipment and Promotional Material for the Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network (DRCN)

Purchase equipment for training of DRCN volunteers and promotional material (caps, shirts, handouts and publicity material) for promotion and retaining of volunteers.

  • Statewide $7,865

Marine Rescue NSW Unit Recommended Projects

Total $100,319

​Unit Name

​State Electorate

​Project Description

​Recommended Funding

​Alpine lakes
​Monaro
​Equipment
​$2,173
​Broken bay
​Pittwater
Equipment
​$5,505
​Cottage Point
​Pittwater
​Equipment
​$5,200
​Evans Head
​Clarence
​Equipment
​$1,248
​MRNSW Head Office
​Statewide
​Certificate IV in training and assessment for MRNSW volunteers
​$60,582
​MRNSW Head Office
​Statewide
​Recruitment campaign
​$11,000
​Point Danger
​Tweed
​Equipment
​$2,692
​Terrey Hills
​Davidson, Pittwater
​Equipment
​$4,755
​Tuggerah Lakes
​Wyong, The Entrance
​Recruitment & equipment
$7,164​

NSW RFS Unit Recommended Projects

Total $162,297

Unit Name

​State Electorate

​Project Type

Recommended Funding 

​Berkeley Vale
​The Entrance, Wyong
​Recruitment, retention and training
​$6,840
​Berowra
​Hornsby
​Equipment
​$2,084
​Booral
​Upper Hunter
​Equipment
​$250
​Cameron Park
​Cessnock
​Recruitment
​$2,901
​Coal & Candle 
​Davidson, Pittwater
​Equipment
​$9,007
​Coopernook
​Port Macquarie
​Equipment
​$1,173
​Cowan
​Hornsby
​Training
​$2,854
​Cudgegong 
​Bathurst, Dubbo
​Equipment
​$9,727
​Dangar Island
​Hornsby
​Equipment
​$1,690
​Diamond Beach
​Hornsby
​Equipment
​$4,428
​Eden 
​Bega
​Equipment
​$1,699
​Empire Bay
​Terrigal 
​Equipment
​$1,302
​Gangat
​Upper Hunter
​Recruitment, retention and training
​$200
​Green Point
​Myall Lakes, Terrigal
​Retention
​$1,176
​Gwandalan-Summerland Point
​Swansea
Equipment
​$1,096
​Hartley
​Bathurst
​Equipment
​$2,500
​Hollisdale
​Oxley
​Equipment
​$100
​Hornsby
​Hornsby
​Equipment
​$6,416
​Johns River
​Port Macquarie
​Recruitment
​$1,052
​Kariong 
​Gosford
​Equipment
​$6,000
​Lidster
​Orange
​Equipment
​$2,833
​Mathoura
​Murray
​Recruitment
​$1,025
​North West Zone
​Barwon
​Fire training simulator
​$19,578
​Pembrooke
​Oxley, Port Macquarie
​Equipment
​$2,000
​Pindimar/Tea Gardens
​Port Stephens
​Training and recruitment
​$3,935
​Riverina Highland Fire Control Centre
​Wagga Wagga
​Fire training simulator
​$41,013
​Shoalhaven Heads
​Kiama
​Equipment
​$1,334
​Spencer
​Gosford
​Equipment
​$2,274
​St Georges Basin
​South Coast
​Equipment
​$2,013
​Telegraph Point
​Port Macquarie
​Training
​$1,468
​Tumblong
​Cootamundra
​Equipment
​$4,000
​Wamberal
​Terrigal
​Recruitment and retention
​$4,974
​Westleigh
​Hornsby
​Equipment
​$3,433
​Westleigh
​Hornsby
​Equipment
​$5,209
​Wollomombi
​Northern Tablelands
​Equipment
​$1,417
​Yass Valley
​Goulburn
​Equipment
​$3,298

NSW SES Unit Recommended Projects

Total $159,495

Unit Name
​State Electorate
​Project Description
Recommended Funding
​Auburn
​Auburn
​Recruitment
​$7,000
​Blue Mountains
​Blue Mountains
​Equipment
​$2,620
​Lismore City
​Lismore
​Equipment
​$2,600
​Liverpool
​Liverpool, Holsworthy
​Recruitment and equipment
​$4,837
​Murwillumbah
​Lismore
​Recruitment and retention
​$2,585
​Namoi North West Region
​Northern Tablelands
​Investigating and piloting flexible recruitment options for staff and students at the University of New England
​$94,758
​NSW SES Headquarters
​Statewide
​Recruitment campaign
​$34,620
​Wingham
​Myall Lakes
​Equipment
​$3,716
​Wollongong
​Wollongong
​Training
​$5,672
​Wollongong City
​Wollongong
​Equipment

​$1,087