Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP)

Recipients of the 2020-21 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grants have been announced.

List of successful 2020-21 VESEP grant applications.

The Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) is an annual grants program funded by the Victorian Government, which provides funding to Victorian emergency services volunteer groups to purchase essential operational equipment, vehicles and appliances and minor facility improvements. 

Victorian Volunteer Emergency Service groups can apply for a grant up to a maximum of $150,000 excluding GST. The VESEP will provide $2 for every $1 of funding contributed by the local volunteer group.

 

Who can apply?

The VESEP is open to the following organisations:

  • Country Fire Authority
  • Life Saving Victoria
  • Victoria State Emergency Service
  • Volunteer Marine Search and Rescue units
  • Other eligible volunteer emergency services groups as defined in the Emergency Management Manual Victoria.
 

What can be funded?

Equipment purchased with the grant funding can include, but is not limited to vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and can also include minor facility improvements.

Projects must begin on or after the start of the funding allocation and should be fully expended by the end of the grant’s financial year. 

The types of equipment funded under the program include:

1. Operational Equipment such as:

  • Chainsaws
  • Quick Fill Pumps
  • Generators
  • Inflatable Rescue Boats and engines
  • Rescue and Safety Equipment

2. Vehicles and Appliances such as:

  • Cars/4WD’s
  • Lighting and Storm Trailers
  • Light/Medium Tankers
  • Big Fill Trucks
  • Watercraft
  • Rescue Trucks

3. Minor Facility Improvements such as:

  • Refurbishments
  • Amenities – such as: kitchens/change rooms
  • Temporary and transition facilities
 

What will not be funded?

Core budget requirements such as:

  • Recurrent expenditure such as maintenance
  • Projects currently in progress
  • Project overspends
 

How are applications assessed?

Applications are assessed against the following criteria:

  • The asset will enhance operational capability
  • The group has the appropriate resources to house, operate and maintain the asset
  • The asset will provide a net community benefit
  • Funding for the asset has not been received under another program
  • The group must meet their matched funding formula contribution
  • The group can demonstrate that the make and model of all equipment meets agency standards

An assessment panel (VESEP Panel) is chaired by Emergency Management Victoria and will comprise representatives from relevant emergency services organisations.

 

How to apply?

Applications are currently closed. 

When a funding round opens, specific guidelines and application forms are made available for completion. Relevant financial plans, statements and responses to any agency specific key selection criteria will need to be provided by applicants.

Access the EMV SmartyGrants portal (External link).

 

2020-21 VESEP grant recipients

Below is a list of successful 2020-21 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grant applications.

Agency

Name

Category

VESEP contribution
(ex. GST)

CFA

Acheron

Operational Equipment

$2,263.00

CFA

Alexandra

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Anglesea

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Avenel

Vehicles and Appliances

$41,094.00

CFA

Bacchus Marsh

Vehicles and Appliances

$38,667.00

CFA

Balnarring

Vehicles and Appliances

$53,333.00

CFA

Beaconsfield Upper

Minor Facility Improvements

$46,667.00

CFA

Beechworth

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Berringama

Minor Facility Improvements

$22,500.00

CFA

Berriwillock

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Bessiebelle

Vehicles and Appliances

$55,000.00

CFA

Boho

Volunteer Amenities

$1,573.00

CFA

Bonnie Doon

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Bookaar

Vehicles and Appliances

$60,000.00

CFA

Boort

Vehicles and Appliances

$38,000.00

CFA

Bostocks Creek

Minor Facility Improvements

$64,667.00

CFA

Bullioh

Operational Equipment

$909.00

CFA

Bunyip

Minor Facility Improvements

$64,474.00

CFA

Buxton

Minor Facility Improvements

$48,000.00

CFA

Callignee

Volunteer Amenities

$903.00

CFA

Cardigan & Windermere

Vehicles and Appliances

$53,333.00

CFA

Cardinia

Volunteer Amenities

$2,233.00

CFA

Cavendish

Vehicles and Appliances

$321,667.00

CFA

Cohuna

Minor Facility Improvements

$8,000.00

CFA

Condah

Volunteer Amenities

$1,371.00

CFA

Corack East

Volunteer Amenities

$503.00

CFA

Corangamite

Operational Equipment

$1,472.00

CFA

Corryong

Volunteer Amenities

$1,624.00

CFA

Dargo

Volunteer Amenities

$725.00

CFA

Darnum & Ellinbank

Volunteer Amenities

$2,110.00

CFA

Deans Marsh

Minor Facility Improvements

$5,691.00

CFA

Dereel

Volunteer Amenities

$2,621.00

CFA

Derrinallum

Vehicles and Appliances

$321,667.00

CFA

Diamond Creek

Vehicles and Appliances

$130,833.00

CFA

Digby

Operational Equipment

$1,280.00

CFA

District 10 DPC

Operational Equipment

$18,000.00

CFA

District 10 DPC

Volunteer Amenities

$32,665.00

CFA

District 11 Headquarters

Vehicles and Appliances

$225,000.00

CFA

District 12 Headquarters

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,000.00

CFA

District 18 DPC

Volunteer Amenities

$1,500.00

CFA

District 18 DPC

Operational Equipment

$8,182.00

CFA

District 24 Headquarters

Vehicles and Appliances

$40,298.00

CFA

District 27 DPC

Operational Equipment

$1,468.00

CFA

District 5 DPC

Minor Facility Improvements

$65,455.00

CFA

Donald

Minor Facility Improvements

$20,000.00

CFA

Dunkeld

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Eaglehawk

Vehicles and Appliances

$53,333.00

CFA

Elphinstone

Volunteer Amenities

$2,261.00

CFA

Ferntree Gully

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Fryerstown

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Glenorchy Estate

Volunteer Amenities

$542.00

CFA

Glenroy & Merrijig

Vehicles and Appliances

$53,333.00

CFA

Green Lake

Minor Facility Improvements

$45,000.00

CFA

Greendale

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Grovedale

Vehicles and Appliances

$39,333.00

CFA

Henty

Volunteer Amenities

$542.00

CFA

Highton

Volunteer Amenities

$2,061.00

CFA

Hyland

Operational Equipment

$828.00

CFA

Irymple

Operational Equipment

$1,667.00

CFA

Johnsonville

Minor Facility Improvements

$53,334.00

CFA

Kangaroo Ground

Vehicles and Appliances

$38,000.00

CFA

Knowsley

Volunteer Amenities

$767.00

CFA

Kongwak & District

Volunteer Amenities

$2,333.00

CFA

Kooloonong

Operational Equipment

$1,111.00

CFA

Lake Mundi

Volunteer Amenities

$542.00

CFA

Leneva

Minor Facility Improvements

$12,391.00

CFA

Leopold

Vehicles and Appliances

$321,667.00

CFA

Lindsay

Volunteer Amenities

$814.00

CFA

Little Yarra

Volunteer Amenities

$2,460.00

CFA

Loch Sport

Minor Facility Improvements

$66,667.00

CFA

Longwood

Minor Facility Improvements

$48,000.00

CFA

Lyons

Volunteer Amenities

$1,169.00

CFA

Manangatang

Operational Equipment

$5,007.00

CFA

Mannerim

Volunteer Amenities

$1,547.00

CFA

Merri

Operational Equipment

$1,086.00

CFA

Minyip

Minor Facility Improvements

$6,827.00

CFA

Molyullah

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Montrose

Operational Equipment

$6,483.00

CFA

Mossi - Tambo

Minor Facility Improvements

$66,500.00

CFA

Mount  Rouse

Volunteer Amenities

$1,405.00

CFA

Mount Cottrell

Volunteer Amenities

$3,333.00

CFA

Moyhu

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Mt Alexander

Vehicles and Appliances

$20,836.00

CFA

Mumbannar

Operational Equipment

$2,065.00

CFA

Nagambie

Minor Facility Improvements

$8,967.00

CFA

Narrawong

Volunteer Amenities

$1,000.00

CFA

Narre Warren East

Minor Facility Improvements

$20,000.00

CFA

Natimuk

Vehicles and Appliances

$70,000.00

CFA

Nhill

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Noojee

Minor Facility Improvements

$37,867.00

CFA

Otway

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Pakenham Upper

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Patchewollock

Vehicles and Appliances

$142,500.00

CFA

Penshurst

Volunteer Amenities

$3,321.00

CFA

Pomborneit & Dist

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Port Fairy

Minor Facility Improvements

$33,333.00

CFA

Pound Creek

Operational Equipment

$3,987.00

CFA

Pyramid Hill

Volunteer Amenities

$1,900.00

CFA

Pyrenees

Vehicles and Appliances

$46,234.00

CFA

Queenscliff

Minor Facility Improvements

$14,755.00

CFA

Raglan

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Romsey

Vehicles and Appliances

$321,667.00

CFA

Ruby

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Rushworth

Vehicles and Appliances

$321,667.00

CFA

Sarsfield

Vehicles and Appliances

$130,833.00

CFA

Shelford

Minor Facility Improvements

$99,750.00

CFA

South Lillimur

Operational Equipment

$13,390.00

CFA

St Arnaud

Vehicles and Appliances

$26,500.00

CFA

Stradbroke

Vehicles and Appliances

$57,900.00

CFA

Stratford

Vehicles and Appliances

$38,333.00

CFA

Strathbogie

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

Swift's Creek

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Tahara

Volunteer Amenities

$542.00

CFA

Tallangatta Valley

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Tarrington

Minor Facility Improvements

$40,000.00

CFA

Tatura

Vehicles and Appliances

$37,000.00

CFA

Traralgon East

Volunteer Amenities

$3,027.00

CFA

Traralgon West

Vehicles and Appliances

$40,000.00

CFA

Truganina

Vehicles and Appliances

$94,000.00

CFA

Wallan

Minor Facility Improvements

$29,297.00

CFA

Wangaratta

Vehicles and Appliances

$16,261.00

CFA

Warragul

Minor Facility Improvements

$43,333.00

CFA

Warrandyte

Minor Facility Improvements

$29,729.00

CFA

Wesburn-millgrove

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Whittlesea

Vehicles and Appliances

$53,333.00

CFA

Wirrate

Vehicles and Appliances

$120,833.00

CFA

Wollert & District

Minor Facility Improvements

$41,134.00

CFA

Won Wron

Volunteer Amenities

$571.00

CFA

Wonwondah

Minor Facility Improvements

$60,000.00

CFA

Woodend

Vehicles and Appliances

$321,667.00

CFA

Woodvale

Minor Facility Improvements

$1,765.00

CFA

Yackandandah

Volunteer Amenities

$2,980.00

CFA

Yallourn North

Volunteer Amenities

$1,797.00

CFA

Yanakie

Vehicles and Appliances

$36,667.00

CFA

Yarragon

Minor Facility Improvements

$66,667.00

CFA

Yeungroon

Operational Equipment

$9,247.00

CFA

Yinnar South

Vehicles and Appliances

$193,333.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Vehicles and Appliances

$450,000.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Vehicles and Appliances

$30,000.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Operational Equipment

$285,000.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Minor Facility Improvements

$95,000.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Minor Facility Improvements

$100,000.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Vehicles and Appliances

$45,396.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Operational Equipment

$120,324.00

CFA

CFA Statewide

Operational Equipment

$690,976.00

LSV

13th Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$19,916.00

LSV

Altona Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$17,431.00

LSV

Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club

Minor Facility Improvements

$27,205.39

LSV

Beaumaris Life Saving Club

Minor Facility Improvements

$40,000.00

LSV

Black Rock Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$14,055.00

LSV

Brighton Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$24,366.00

LSV

Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$13,603.00

LSV

Carrum Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$2,991.00

LSV

Chelsea Longbeach Surf Life Saving Club

Minor Facility Improvements, Vehicles and Appliances

$38,055.00

LSV

Edithvale Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$13,919.00

LSV

Elwood Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$13,036.00

LSV

Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$6,847.33

LSV

Frankston Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$2,360.00

LSV

Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$16,820.60

LSV

Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$36,680.67

LSV

Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$967.00

LSV

Lakes Entrance Surf Life Saving

Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances

$38,004.67

LSV

Mallacoota Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$20,542.00

LSV

Mentone Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$39,400.00

LSV

Mordialloc Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances

$3,592.00

LSV

Mornington Life Saving Club

Minor Facility Improvements

$4,833.00

LSV

Mount Martha Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$15,942.00

LSV

Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$13,088.00

LSV

Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances

$14,801.00

LSV

Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$29,500.00

LSV

Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances

$15,812.67

LSV

Port Melbourne Life Saving Club

Vehicles and Appliances

$11,026.00

LSV

Sandridge Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$14,767.00

LSV

Seaford Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$1,380.00

LSV

South Melbourne Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$12,355.00

LSV

St Kilda Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$4,921.00

LSV

Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment

$17,630.00

LSV

Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Minor Facility Improvements, Vehicles and Appliances

$44,376.67

LSV

Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club - Marine Search and Rescue

Minor Facility Improvements

$19,316.67

LSV

Waratah Beach Surf Life Saving Club - Marine Search and Rescue

Vehicles and Appliances

$59,376.00

LSV

Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances

$15,094.00

LSV

Wonthaggi Life Saving Club

Operational Equipment, Vehicles and Appliances

$27,071.00

LSV

Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Vehicles and Appliances

$15,388.00

LSV

Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Vehicles and Appliances

$19,147.33

LSV

Wye River Surf Life Saving Club

Minor Facility Improvements

$15,173.00

LSV

Life Saving Victoria

State-wide Initiative

$14,000.00

LSV

Life Saving Victoria

State-wide Initiative

$36,000.00

MSAR

Australian Volunteer Coast Guard - Gippsland Squadron

Operational Equipment

$3,876.00

MSAR

Carrum Coast Guard VF7

Minor Facility Improvements

$2,504.00

MSAR

Frankston Coast Guard VF1

Vehicles, Appliances, Vessels

$32,450.00

MSAR

Mallacoota Coast Guard VF15

Vehicles, Appliances, Vessels

$48,000.00

MSAR

Marlo Coast Guard VF21

Operational Equipment

$7,323.00

MSAR

Port Albert Coast Guard VF19

Operational Equipment

$28,304.00

MSAR

Port Welshpool Coast Guard VF20

Operational Equipment

$7,398.00

MSAR

Portland Surf Life Saving Club MSAR unit

Operational Equipment

$20,093.00

MSAR

Torquay Marine Rescue

Operational Equipment

$11,813.00

MSAR

Torquay Marine Rescue

Vehicles, Appliances, Vessels

$88,000.00

MSAR

Volunteer Marine Rescue - Mornington

Operational Equipment

$20,118.00

MSAR

Volunteer Marine Rescue - Mornington

Operational Equipment

$12,460.00

MSAR

Western Port Coast Guard VF4

Vehicles, Appliances, Vessels

$45,954.00

Other

Ambulance Victoria

Operational Equipment

$579.00

Other

Australian Red Cross Society

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$61,403.00

Other

Australian Red Cross Society

Operational Equipment

$57,957.00

Other

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria, Bushwalking Victoria

Operational Equipment

$3,206.00

Other

Echuca Moama Search and Rescue Squad

Operational Equipment

$61,573.00

Other

Mt Hotham Volunteer Ski Patrol Incorporated

Operational Equipment

$30,267.00

Other

St John Ambulance Victoria

Operational Equipment

$16,190.00

Other

St John Ambulance Victoria

Operational Equipment

$20,203.00

Other

St John Ambulance Victoria

Operational Equipment

$81,603.00

Other

St John Ambulance Victoria

Minor Facility Improvements

$9,774.00

Other

Victorian Council of Churches (VCC) Emergencies Ministry

Operational Equipment, Minor Facility Improvements

$21,750.00

VICSES

Bacchus Marsh

Vehicles and Appliances

$150,000.00

VICSES

Bannockburn

Vehicles and Appliances

$62,389.00

VICSES

Bellarine

Vehicles and Appliances

$128,700.00

VICSES

Bendigo

Vehicles and Appliances

$63,575.00

VICSES

Bendoc

Vehicles and Appliances

$63,015.00

VICSES

Broadmeadows

Vehicles and Appliances

$150,000.00

VICSES

Cann River

Vehicles and Appliances

$64,397.00

VICSES

Cobden

Vehicles and Appliances

$13,750.00

VICSES

Craigieburn

Vehicles and Appliances

$9,460.00

VICSES

Dartmoor

Vehicles and Appliances

$62,202.00

VICSES

Erica

Vehicles and Appliances

$69,148.00

VICSES

Essendon

Vehicles and Appliances

$60,980.00

VICSES

Falls Creek

Vehicles and Appliances

$25,206.73

VICSES

Frankston

Vehicles and Appliances

$128,700.64

VICSES

Healesville

Vehicles and Appliances

$150,000.00

VICSES

Hobsons Bay

Minor Facility Improvements

$105,835.33

VICSES

Mallacoota

Vehicles and Appliances

$31,790.16

VICSES

Manningham

Vehicles and Appliances

$150,000.00

VICSES

Maroondah

Vehicles and Appliances

$45,202.00

VICSES

Mildura

Vehicles and Appliances

$150,000.00

VICSES

Murrayville

Minor Facility Improvements

$26,000.00

VICSES

Northcote

Vehicles and Appliances

$66,003.00

VICSES

Rosedale

Vehicles and Appliances

$65,443.00

VICSES

Seymour

Vehicles and Appliances

$60,604.00

VICSES

Stratford

Vehicles and Appliances

$61,993.00

VICSES

Tambo Valley

Vehicles and Appliances

$64,448.00

VICSES

Warragul

Vehicles and Appliances

$150,000.00

VICSES

Wycheproof

Vehicles and Appliances

$71,234.00

VICSES

Yarrawonga

Vehicles and Appliances

$65,978.00

 

All previous VESEP grant recipients

More information 

For more information, please contact Emergency Management Victoria via email at emvgrants@emv.vic.gov.au (External link).