The NSW Liberal National Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program is now open until 6th May 2019, Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said today.
This will be the third round of the NSW Government’s four-year, $4 million program and Mr MacDonald encouraged all Hunter sport and community groups to apply for a share of the $500,000 available state-wide.
“The Local Sport Defibrillators Grant Program helps sports organisations to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AED) which can be used to respond to cardiac emergencies,” Mr MacDonald said.
“It’s critical that our local sport and recreation facilities are equipped with this life-saving equipment and I urge local sports organisations to apply for funding in the current round.”
Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said the program was about ensuring clubs were equipped to respond to life-threating emergencies.
“Early access to a defibrillator can significantly increase a person’s chances of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest,” Mr Ayres said.
“That’s why the NSW Government is supporting NSW sporting organisations with $500,000 in grants towards the purchase of this life-saving equipment.”
Eligible sports clubs and organisations can receive between $1250 and $1900 in funds towards the cost of a defibrillator.
Since the commencement of the program in 2017, the NSW Government has committed to provide $985,000 to sport and recreation facilities to assist with the purchase of 780 defibrillators.
Sport clubs are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best chance of securing a grant.
Details about applications and eligibility can be found at: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator