Life Saving Victoria (LSV) is pleased to announce that funding of more than $750,000 has been assigned to its services by the Andrews Labor Government, as part of its $13M boost for Victoria’s emergency volunteers.
“LSV thanks the state government for its ongoing contribution to this critical program, enabling lifesaving clubs to purchase essential equipment and maintain their clubhouses to concentrate on the job of drowning prevention,” says Darren McLeod, LSV Director of Lifesaving Services.
As part of this funding, 32 services will receive contributions towards improvements in lifesaving equipment, building works and OH&S upgrades.
“Volunteers are there for us in our time of need, responding to thousands of incidents every year across the state,” says Minister for Emergency Services, James Merlino. “This funding boost will give these brigades, units and clubs a helping hand so that they can purchase the equipment they need to get on with the job of keeping Victorians safe.”
The contribution is also recognition of the incredible job Life Saving Victoria’s volunteers do in giving up their valuable time to keep Victoria’s beaches safe and help to reduce the incidence of drowning deaths and injuries.
For more information about the breakdown of funds, please visit: http://files.em.vic.gov.au/EMV-web/Volunteer-Emergency-Services-Equipment-Program-Grants-2017-18.pdf