A new round has opened! A number of sporting organisations based within Junee Shire have already successfully applied for the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. If your group hasn’t yet applied, please considering submitting an application now.
The Program assists sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) — An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs and councils the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.
Junee Shire is located in Zone 2, which provides up to 50% of the cost of an AED, or a maximum of $1,300.
What is included in an AED package?
Minimum level requirements through the NSW Government tender process include:
- An Approved AED Product
- Delivery of AED Product to an agreed location/destination
- Program of planned AED Product maintenance services for general servicing of AED Products in accordance with a manufacturers specification for a minimum period of six years and reactive AED Product maintenance support services for general repairs (excluding part/materials unless otherwise stated)
- Temporary AED Product provisions (i.e. AED replacement or loan) for occasions when an AED Product is required for offsite planned maintenance or reactive repairs.
- Face-to-face AED familiarisation and instruction (within 28 days of delivery) aligned to the ANZCOR Guidelines 7 – Automated External Defibrillation in Basic Life Support which includes:
- An explanation of cardiac arrest, CPR and how CPR and a defibrillator help can save a life
- Advice on staying calm and dialing 000
- How to assess the area for safety and assessing the patient
- How the AED Product works
- Demonstration of how to use the defibrillator effectively and safely
- How to perform CPR in conjunction with the defibrillator
- Defibrillator general care and maintenance.
Note: AED package inclusions are outlined by each provider. Inclusions may vary.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Incorporated, not-for-profit sports clubs in NSW
- State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW
- Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
- Sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right
- Councils on behalf of sports clubs
- Councils, sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sports clubs
- Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sporting clubs
Applications involving sports clubs that share facilities are encouraged to make joint applications. Organisations may submit an application for more than one club or branch — However, each club, branch or facility must be in the same Zone. A separate application is required for each Zone. A list with club/branch/facility name and contact details must be uploaded.
What if we aren’t eligible to apply?
OR we can’t afford the other 50%?
Here at Junee Community Network we are aware that there a few organisations and community groups that would like a Defibrillator, and a comprehensive first aid kit, but they don’t qualify under the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant program 🙁
Likewise, some sporting clubs don’t have the funds readily available to cover the other half of the defibrillator purchase cost.
Our suggestion is to include a defibrillator (or part of the cost) and a first aid kit as part of another grant application… perhaps using the TransGrid Community Partnership Program, the Australian Government’s annual Small Volunteer Grants, or even FRRR’s Tackling Tough Times Together.
Applications for the current assessment period close 5pm on November 23, 2020.