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Applications open for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

3 September 2020

NSW sports clubs and councils can apply for a share of $1 million to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

 

A person testing a defibrillator on a dummy

An AED is a life-saving device. It delivers a controlled shock to a person experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.

Up to 7000 people experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year in NSW.

The program will provide sports clubs and councils with the opportunity to purchase an AED package at a reduced cost.

Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said the initiative encourages sports clubs and councils to invest in equipment that could save lives. 

“Defibrillators save lives and since the launch of the program, more than 1500 defibrillators have been purchased by sporting facilities and clubs across the state.

“Medical experts say the first 8 minutes following a cardiac arrest are critical. Early access to CPR and a defibrillator is essential to increasing a patient’s likelihood of survival.”

Applications for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program close at 5pm on Monday 12 April 2021.

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