Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging local emergency service organisations to apply for funding through the 2019-20 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).
Mr Walsh said the program was open to the Country Fire Authority and Victorian State Emergency Services.
“Volunteer emergency services carry out a crucial role right across the Murray Plains electorate in the face of difficult and quite often extreme circumstances,” he said.
“They do a brilliant job in protecting our communities and these grants will help ensure that when they are performing their roles, they have the equipment and facilities they need.”
The grants can be used to purchase essential operational equipment, vehicles and appliances, and minor facility improvements.
The VESEP will provide $2 for every $1 of funding contributed by the local volunteer group up to a maximum of $150,000.00 excluding GST.
For more information about how to apply for a grant through the program visit www.emv.vic.gov.au
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