The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program, funded by the NSW Government’s Office of Sport, is aimed at improving availability and access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in community sporting and recreational facilities, for use in emergencies involving cardiac arrest.
An AED is a device that is used in conjunction with Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.
The NSW Government has allocated $2 million over four years, 2022-26 to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of AEDs.
Applicants can request grants for multiple AEDs in a single application to a maximum of three devices, but the maximum grant for each AED cannot exceed $3,000.
Each organisation is limited to one application per financial year.
To be eligible for a grant an applicant will need to be one of the following:
- Incorporated, not-for-profit sports and recreational clubs or other incorporated organisations in NSW that are sport or recreation related
- State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW
- Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
- Sporting clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right
- Councils, and sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sport and recreational clubs
- Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sports clubs.
NOTE: Individuals; Parents and Citizens (P&C) Associations; For-profit, commercial organisations; and
Government departments and agencies are NOT ELIGIBLE to apply under the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.
If you’d like to apply for defibrillators for use by your school’s sporting teams, and they are not an incorporated not for profit club in their own right, then consider partnering with a local Service Club.
Expression of Interest for 2023 Round
The 2022 Round for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program has recently closed, but Expressions of Interest are currently being sought from eligible organisations to indicate their interest in the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. Through the EOI, the Office of Sport will gain an understanding of the number of defibrillators that would be required by organisations.
Please note that this EOI is not a call for grant applications. The completion of an EOI is not an application for the program. Please be advised that organisations that submit an EOI will be contacted by the Office of Sport once the program has opened again for applications.
The EOI form will take less than a minute to complete.