TATURA CFA will receive $37,000 towards the cost of a $55,500 Field Command Vehicle as part of the latest round of the 2020-21 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program.
Further north, the Yarrawonga SES will receive $65,000 towards the cost of a $98,000 vehicle.
The investment is part of the Government’s 2020-21 Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) which is providing more than $14 million to 240 grant recipients across Victoria.
The annual grants program gives volunteer emergency service groups the opportunity to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to purchase equipment including vehicles, trucks, tankers, watercraft and trailers, and for minor improvements including refurbishments and amenities, such as kitchens and change rooms.
The Government matches every $1 paid by volunteer groups with a $2 co-contribution.