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Government Accepting Applications for 2019/20 Rescue Boat Fund

Funding of £1 million is available to support the work of life-saving charities operating rescue boats on rivers, lakes and inland waterways within the UK.

Provided by the Department for Transport, the fund aims to enhance the UK’s incident response capabilities and is open to applications from registered charities that are already operating rescue boats or lifeboats in UK inshore and inland waters.

Grants can be used to help meet the costs of items that support the charities’ lifesaving and rescue operations including:

  • Rescue boats and other craft (eg flood rescue rafts, kayaks, etc).
  • Launch equipment and launch vehicles.
  • Life rafts, life jackets and other safety equipment.

Priority will be given to requests for equipment that has been proven to maintain or develop rescue capability.

The deadline for applications is 2 September 2019 (11.59pm).

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