Volunteer grants to the tune of $13 million

17 November, 2017

Volunteer groups across Victoria will receive a boost with brand new equipment to help them keep communities safe.

The Victorian Government today announced $13 million for 300 applications as part of the 2017-18 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program.

The program funds operational equipment, vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft, trailers and minor building upgrades.

The grants package assists all emergency services volunteer organisations, including $9.55 million for volunteer CFA brigades, $2.05 million for SES units, more than $755,000 for Life Saving Victoria clubs, more than $320,000 for the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association, almost $290,000 for other volunteer organisations and almost $50,000 to cover additional costs incurred by volunteers.

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