GRANTS & FUNDING
The Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania can help you apply for grants.
One of the roles the Association can fill is as sponsor or incorporated body through which individual VAO groups can apply for grants or other funding to purchase ancilliary equipment, conduct specialised training, make improvements to their station or any other worthwhile need.
ourcommunity.com.au - strengthens Australia's 700,000 community, education and non-profit groups by providing funding advice, a free online donations & volunteers service and practical information.learn more
Tasmanian Community Fund - our aim is to respond to the needs of the Tasmanian community and enhance the services, opportunities and amenities by making grants to a diverse range of organisations within the community.learn more
GrantsLINK - your Commonwealth community grants site. Looking for a grant from the Commonwealth Government? GrantsLINK will help you find it.learn more
NEVSF - the National Emergency Volunteer Support Fund (NEVSF) focuses on emergency management volunteers.learn more
The Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania gratefully acknowledges the support of the people & organisations shown below; please consider supporting them.
Enjoy your stay at our 'wilderness in the city'. Hobart Bush Cabins are conveniently located in picturesque bushland just a five minute drive south from the Hobart CBD and five-minutes north of Kingston. See www.hobartbushcabins.com.au/ for more details.
OnRoad OffRoad Assessment & Training is a Registered Training Organisation specialising in heavy vehicle training, machinery operations, security guard training, information technology and first aid. See www.onroadoffroad.com.au for more details.
Ritchie & Parker Alfred Green & Co are proud to support the Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania. See www.rpag.com.au for more details.
Weindorfers Restaurant, Function Room & Accommodation (Gowrie Park via Sheffield, Tasmania) is pround to support the Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association of Tasmania. See www.weindorfers.com for more details.
Macquarie Builders is one of Tasmania’s leading construction companies, leading the way in all forms of building and construction in residential, commercial and large development projects. See www.macquariebuilders.com.au for more details.
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866 Nile Road, Nile, TAS. 7212
Phone: (03) 6398 6212
Fax: (03) 6398 6206
Mobile: 0414 839 833
MORE THAN A BAND-AID
The More Than A Bandaid project was funded by Emergency Management Australia (EMA) and ran from late August 2000 to the end of May 2001. The project stemmed from the Tasmanian Medical Emergency Services Plan for Rural and Remote Areas, and was an initiative of the University Department of Rural Health, Tasmania in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania and Tasmania’s Volunteer Ambulance Officers Association.
The Project asked volunteers what they need through survey and focus groups, developed strategies to address volunteer needs, developed a database to track volunteer recruitment, training and retention, established a second-stage project to survey Australian Volunteer Ambulance Officers, and published the findings in a project report - 'Asking Volunteers - Volunteer Ambulance Officers have their say'.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
The Stand Up and Be Counted project was undertaken by the University Department of Rural Health, Tasmania, in collaboration with members of the Convention of Ambulance Authorities from Australian and New Zealand ambulance services using Volunteer Ambulance Officers (VAOs).
The Project's goals and outcomes were a clearer understanding of the factors affecting VAO recruitment and retention, organisational, national and cross-sectoral strategies to address volunteer issues,increased capacity for standardised data collection thereby benefiting future strategic planning and research, increased Ambulance Service capacity for strategic planning using appropriate 'hard data', adequate numbers of VAOs suitably trained and supported, reduced attrition rates, increased preparedness and capacity of communities, particularly rural and remote communities to respond to emergencies and disasters.
STAND UP AND BE COUNTED was the National and State Winner in the EMA Australian Safer Communities Awards (Researcher or Research Body). For more information, go to the project website www.ruralhealth.utas.edu.au/band-aid/.
The Association has also:
Received substantial funding from the Tasmania Community Fund for driver training for volunteers.
Raised funds from the Tasmania Community Fund, DOTARS Regional Partnerships, FaCS and Forestry Tasmania to buy "Mega Code Kelly" CPR mannekins. VAO units also contributed over $10,000 raised locally in their communities to this project.
Received additional funding from the Tasmania Community Fund, National Australia Bank, MAIB, the Department of Premier & Cabinet, Launceston City Council and the DHHS Community Support Fund to run Training Seminars in 2004 and 2006