Volunteer Emergency Services Fund

Murgon SES

The Volunteer Emergency Services Fund grant program aims to support the needs of local volunteer emergency services and first responders supporting communities affected by the 2019/20 bushfires.

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for disaster preparedness and response activities that may include rebuilding or upgrading emergency services infrastructure and replacing or upgrading emergency services equipment; enabling the support and management of an emergency services volunteer workforce through recruitment and training; and programs to support volunteer mental health and wellbeing.

This grant program has been made possible through a private donation. 

Future rounds


To be advised

Round 2 is now closed


Announced: November 2021

Previous rounds


How to apply

Please read the information on each of the three tabs below to make sure this is the right grant for your project.

If you want to explore other grant options, please go to Find Funding Now.


I have a question, who can I talk to?

Danielle Griffin
Ph: 1800 170 020
Email: info@frrr.org.au

Confirm you are eligible to apply for this grant

To make sure this is the right grant for your community, please read the grant information below carefully. Click on each headline to reveal the detail.

If you need to share this information with others, you can download the guidelines above.

Gather information to support your grant application

Please read the information below to support the planning and preparation of your project. It also sets out what you MUST include for your project to be considered. There are plenty of helpful resources to support you along the way.

Please contact FRRR if you have any questions about the following information.

Your grant application MUST include:

Need some more help?

We have a large selection of resources on our Grant Seeker Resources Page to help you along the way.

Submit your grant application via the Grants Gateway

Please contact FRRR if you have questions about any aspect of the Grants Gateway online application form.

Before you submit your application via the online Grants Gateway, please ensure you have:

  • confirmed you are eligible to apply for this grant
  • provided clear information about your project
  • checked that you are an eligible legal entity
  • provided the financial information required
  • created a budget for the project
  • gathered supporting materials
  • spoken to an FRRR contact person where you were unsure of any requirement
  • gathered community support for the project
  • checked the information you are providing to make sure it is clear and relevant to the project

Helpful resources:

It is time to submit your application. If it is helpful, you can download a copy of the application form.

Please read the instructions on how to use the Grants Gateway How-to Guide and have your questions answered with our Grants Gateway FAQs.

If you have significant issues accessing a stable internet connection, please contact our team to discuss an alternative way of applying:
Ph: 1800 170 020 or Email: info@frrr.org.au

Inspiration – Past projects

Explore some of the projects that we’ve previously funded in a similar space to see how other organisations have helped their community thrive.

Desert paramedics get new kit bags

Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Services in remote WA received funding to replace their ‘go bags’, improving the safety and efficiency of the Community paramedics who service an area of some 184,000 square kilometres.

One dilemma less for Gracemere SES

During significant weather events, Gracemere SES in Queensland is faced with the dilemma of which communities get assistance first, with only one of their two vehicles was fitted with a storm and rescue tray.

Creating a Community Hub in Meering West

An FRRR Small Grant aided the CFA in Meering West, Victoria, to purchase and install antennas that enable improved mobile reception and internet access.