ECHUCA and district volunteer firefighting brigades can now apply for grants of up to $250,000.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp encouraged brigades to take advantage of this new program and apply now.
The program will be administered by the CFA to support vital volunteer brigade equipment and facility upgrades.
Grants will be provided to projects that address a range of key criteria, including:
■addressing immediate needs and enhancing operational capability;
■improving culture, diversity and fairness;
■strengthening volunteer leadership skills;
■encouraging recruitment, retention and recognition of volunteers; and
■reflecting the evolving needs and demographics of the communities that volunteer brigades serve.
Applications close February 28.
For information, visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au