16-Mar-2016With the success of the initiative in previous years, the South Australian Fire & Emergency Services Commission has once again made Regional Capability Community Fund grants available for the 2016-2017 period. Aiming to help rural and remote South Australian communities better protect themselves from extreme weather and natural disaster, individuals and organisations are encouraged to apply for their share of the available $470,000 to help in the purchase of emergency response equipment.
In recent years, South Australia has experienced some of the most extreme weather conditions in its recorded history. Fire presents the greatest threat, and in November 2015 was responsible for 90 hospitalisations and the loss of 87 homes during record temperatures and a blaze that boomed across more than 85,000 hectares of rural crop land.
The RCCF grant encourages communities to become more involved in helping fight and protect their area from the effects of extreme weather, not only by sharing the cost burden, but also ensuring all successful applicants have completed SACFS Basic Firefighting training induction before being reimbursed RCCF funds for purchases.
RCCF applications are assessed promptly and are competitive, with this year’s grant funds being offered on a cost share basis. This means you can apply for up to half of the GST exclusive cost of items, up to a maximum of $2,500. For example, if you receive grant approval and purchase equipment to the value of $3,300 (inc. GST), you will be reimbursed $1,500 by the RCCF fund.
In an attempt to help secure more successful community grant applications, Rapid Spray has developed a special RCCF Online Quoting System that not only presents a great range of applicable products, but will streamline the application process for you. Simply visit http://www.rapidspray.net/rccf-fire-fighting-quotes/, download the eligibility guidelines and application form, select products that best suit you, and a quote will be generated immediately for you to submit with your application!
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