Funding body: Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Maximum value: Discretionary
Application deadline: None specified
The £1 million Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund is provided by the Department of Health and Social Care.
The department will invest the funding through an independent partner, drawn from the government’s Crown Commercial Service list of approved suppliers, to manage grant applications from bidding organisations.
Objectives of Fund
The funding is expected to provide an estimated 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England.
This 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.
A total of £1 million is being made available.
Match Funding Restrictions
Match funding is required.
Who Can Apply
Local community organisations, such as sports clubs, local theatres, community halls, etc., may register their interest now.
To be eligible, applicants must 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.
How To Apply
To accelerate the administration of the grant in advance of the partner being chosen, prospective organisations who wish to obtain funding for a defibrillator are now invited to register an expression of interest with the Department of Health and Social Care.
Organisations who submit an expression of interest will be notified once grant applications open.
GOV.UK Press Release for £1 million Defibrillator Fund
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Tel: 020 7210 4850