Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Grant applications now open for NSW Life-saving defibrillators

Grant applications now open for NSW Life-saving defibrillators
December 7, 2018

Life-saving defibrillators will be more readily available at sports grounds across the State, thanks to funding from the NSW Government.

Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres today announced that Round 3 of the NSW’s Government’s $4 million Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program was open for applications.

The program assists sports organisations to purchase Automated External Defibrillators to respond to cardiac emergencies.

Minister Ayres said these defibrillators could help save lives and encouraged sporting clubs across the State to apply.

“Early access to a defibrillator can significantly increase a person’s chances of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest,” Minister Ayres said.

“The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program allows grass roots local sporting clubs across the State to receive funding towards the purchase of a defibrillator at their club.

“With more and more people of all ages participating in amateur sport, it’s vital that clubs are equipped to respond to life-threating emergencies, so I urge club administrators around the state to apply for funding in this current round.”

Eligible sports clubs and organisations can receive between $1250 and $1900 towards the cost of a defibrillator, from a pool of $500,000 available in Round 3.
 
Clubs can receive 50% towards the funding and maintenance of a defibrillator, or 75% in the State’s far west.

Since the program began in 2017, the NSW Government has committed $985,000 to sport and recreation facilities to assist with the purchase of 780 defibrillators.

Applications close 6 May 2019.

or further information on the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program go to https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator

 

Related Articles

14th June 2017 - NSW Government announces funding program for defibrillators at sports clubs

24th November 2016 - Bystanders and a defibrillator save a life at Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre

13th August 2014 - City2Surf fatality prompts calls for defibrillators at sports events

3rd September 2014 - CrossFit121 gym staff use defibrillator to save Melbourne woman’s life

28th September 2015 - Defibrillator supply program open for Victorian sporting clubs and facilities

15th August 2014 - Defibrillators installed in all cityfitness Clubs

1st June 2015 - Defibrillators to help Victorian sports clubs save lives

20th July 2015 - Donation sees defibrillators installed at local parks in Parramatta

22nd January 2017 - FFA provides defibrillators across Australia’s elite football leagues

23rd March 2012 - Geelong aquatic and recreation facilities equipped with defibrillators

4th March 2016 - Heartbeat of Football campaign backs defibrillator installations in public places and sports grounds

18th August 2014 - Labor pledges to give 1,000 defibrillators to Victorian sports clubs

7th March 2016 - Melinda Gainsford-Taylor launches defibrillator partnership between Gymnastics and the Red Cross

19th September 2016 - Napier death underlines need for defibrillators

10th September 2013 - New Zealand facilities take a lead on defibrillators

19th August 2015 - Paschalidis leads campaign to have defibrillators at every sporting field in Australia


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Supreme Heating

Supreme Heating is a proud Australian owned company specialising in the latest energy efficient heating solutions. Since 1990, Supreme Heating has designed and installed commercial pool heating…

read more

Aquatics / Environment / Recreation

 
 

LANDER & ROGERS

Lander & Rogers' Sports Business Group is the leading sports law practice in Australia, representing over 150 national and international sporting bodies. Our clients include international…

read more

Legal

 
 

TJS Services

TJS Services is a leading national facility services provider. We deliver quality cleaning, maintenance, construction and facility management services to over 1,500 sites Australia wide.  Our…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Venues

 
 

IEDM

iEDM integrate Design, Engineering and Delivery Management services to convert existing spaces into exciting new entertainment venues. Our team consists of highly qualified professionals with diverse…

read more

Consultants / Design

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

HRMWEB

At easyemployer we've come up with a software solution that manages one of your most important, and often most costly, business resources - your staff. We are helping 100s of clients to…

read more

Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Pico Play

Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. We specialise in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Leveraging a track record in experience design that spans half a…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business