NSW Touch Football affiliated members have an excellent opportunity to access the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. This program allocates $4 million over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automatic 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.
About the program
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.
Sporting organisations will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.
The base level AED package will include:
- An AED
- AED familiarisation instruction
- A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance
- AED Panel Service Providers, AED products and services are required to meet and maintain minimum requirements under the panel contract with the Office of Sport. Sporting organisations must rely on their own enquiries to the suitability of the AED Panel Service Provider they engage.
Grants are available for up to 50 per cent of the AED package to the maximum amount per zone as outlined below.
Applicants will need to contribute to the purchase price and accept any further operating expenses from their own budget. While the maximum 50 per cent co-contribution funding is set on the base level AED package requirements under the Program, organisations or sports clubs may choose a different package.
Who is eligible to apply?
Incorporated, not-for-profit grassroots sports clubs in NSW. Applications from licenced sporting clubs may be considered providing the project directly benefits the sport and not the licensed premises.
Applications may be considered from sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right.
Applications may be considered from councils on behalf of a number of eligible sports clubs that currently share facilities based in NSW and will be involved as partners in any project to acquire one or more AED for the shared facilities.
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