Did you know there is more than £1million available for communities and individuals interested in funding a defibrillator in their area?
The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting interested organisations to register expressions of interest for its £1 million Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund, aimed at increasing the number of AEDs in public places where they are most needed and help save lives.
An estimated 1,000 new defibrillators are to be provided by the fund, with the potential for this to double as successful applicants will be asked to match the funding they receive partially or fully.
As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as places with high footfall, vulnerable people, rural areas or due to the nature of activity at the site.
Examples could include town halls, community centres, local shops, post offices and local parks, to ensure that defibrillators are evenly spread throughout communities and easily accessible if someone is experiencing an unexpected cardiac arrest.
Register Your Interest
Individuals and organisations can use this form to register an expression of interest in the Fund. This will let DHSC and the managing partner know you wish to be invited to apply for an AED installed under the Community AED Fund.
The form is available at https://rb.gy/vyv1o