Fundraising and donations
There are various ways in which you can make a donation.
VICSES can receive donations for two purposes:
- Volunteer Unit Assistance Fund (UAF) – the purpose of the UAF is enable units of the Victoria State Emergency Service Authority (VICSES) registered under section 35 of the Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005 (Vic) (Units) to meet the costs of purchasing and maintaining equipment and facilities, providing training and resources and otherwise to meet the administrative expenses of the Units.
- Volunteer Hardship Fund (VHF) – the purpose of the VHF is to provide relief to VICSES volunteers and/or their families who are in necessitous circumstances resulting from VICSES volunteers suffering from medical condition arising out of their authorised VICSES volunteer activities pursuant to the Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005 (Vic) or where a volunteer’s death is connected with their authorised VICSES volunteer activities.
The preferred option is by direct deposit to the relevant fund bank account:
Volunteer Unit Assistance Fund
Account Name: VICTORIA STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE AUTHORI TY PFA - VAF
Account No: 10512433
Volunteer Hardship Fund
Account Name: VICTORIA STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE AUTHORITY PFA - HARDSHIP
Account No: 10512441
Where a donation is received but not specifically nominated as going to the UAF or the VHF, the donation will be split 50:50 between the UAF and the VHF in accordance with UAF and VHF fund rules.
You can also pay by credit card over the phone via the Victorian Head Office. Ph. (03) 9256 9000.
To obtain a receipt please follow up your direct deposit or credit card payment with an email to email@example.com.
Should you wish to make a donation to a specific VICSES volunteer unit, you can:
- Visit or call a local VICSES unit directly, or
- Visit or call a VICSES Regional Head Office.
Units or regional offices can issue you with a receipt for your donation to a specific VICSES volunteer unit.
If you or your business would like to undertake an appeal, raffle or activity to raise funds for VICSES, please contact your local VICSES unit for further information.
Good2Give is a not-for-profit that makes it easy for businesses and their employees to support the communities and causes they care about.
Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is registered on the Good2Give website should you wish to make contributions through your workplace giving program. https://good2give.ngo/.
GiveNow is the platform available for local SES Units that wish to establish direct online fundraising and card donations.
GiveNow is an established, Australian-based giving platform providing a secure banking transfer, no commission and low fees. No other crowd-sourcing or online fundraising platforms outlside of those listed on this page are supported by the organisation. www.givenow.com.au
|Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently conducting face-to-face fundraising such as tin-rattling. Please use the donations methods above to provide financial support to either of the volunteer funds or to individual VICSES units during this time.|
VICSES volunteers run authorised tin-shakes and fundraising stalls in their communities from time to time.
VICSES does not seek donations via phone.
When VICSES volunteers do collect donations from their communities, they wear full uniform and carry photo identification identifying them as volunteers from their local VICSES Unit.
Whenever anyone asks for donations on behalf of VICSES, always check their credentials.