Member for Mornington David Morris MP has welcomed support for two local lifesaving clubs. Mornington Life Saving Club will receive $2,270 and Mount Martha Life Saving Club will receive $24,156 in funding, as part of the latest round of Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) Grants.
The grants will assist the clubs in buying lifesaving equipment.
“Our lifesaving clubs provide vital safety and educational services to the local community,” Mr Morris said. “The $26,426 in combined grants will help the two clubs to deliver on Life Saving Victoria’s vision of educating the community about water safety, resuscitation and swimming, while providing safe aquatic environments and venues for all.”
The VESEP is an annual Victorian Government grants program which provides funding to Victorian emergency services volunteer groups to purchase essential operational equipment, vehicles and appliances and minor facility improvements. Eligible volunteer emergency service groups can apply for a grant up to a maximum of $150,000 excluding GST. The VESEP provides $2 for every $1 of funding contributed by the local volunteer group.
“Volunteerism is very important to our community in the Mornington electorate and I’m delighted to see the work of two long-standing volunteer groups acknowledged in this way,” Mr Morris said.