Opening date: 1 November 2017
Closing date: 20 December 2017
Please take the time to read these Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program guidelines (PDF, 3.25MB) and if you believe your project is eligible, submit an application by 5pm Wednesday, 20 December 2017.
All potential applicants are encouraged to regularly review the frequently asked questions to ensure that their application addresses the relevant requirements.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant 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
For full details of what a base level AED package includes, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.
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.
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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.
Funding should be expended within six months of the date of signing the funding agreement.
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.
What is not included?
Items listed below unless outlined in the terms and conditions are not included:
- Ongoing maintenance outside of the scope of the maintenance schedule and any extended warranty as specified by the AED Panel Service Provider
- Accredited CPR, First Aid, ongoing or additional face-to-face AED familiarisation instruction
- Out-of-warranty repair of equipment
- Replacement costs of consumables including batteries and electrode pads
- Replacement or temporary replacement of the AED if it is damaged or unrecoverable through wear and tear, vandalism, accident, theft or misuse
- General first aid maintenance items or equipment (items requiring cleaning and disinfecting after use)
Note: This is a general guide only. Sports clubs/organisations should refer to the details set out in the particular AED Panel Service Providers’ packages when choosing an AED Panel Service Provider.
AED Panel Service Providers
Click your zone below to access a list of AED Panel Service Providers and the lowest cost of the base level AED package from each. Prices, inclusions and models vary between providers. Sporting organisations must rely on their own enquiries to the suitability of the AED Panel Service Provider they engage. For a map that shows the local government areas within each zone, click here.