Applications open: 3 September 2020
Grant assessment dates:
23 November 2020
22 February 2021
Applications not submitted by 5pm on dates above will be considered on the next assessment date.
Final applications close: 5pm, Monday 12 April 2021 (unless funding allocation is exhausted prior)
The Office of Sport will conduct regular assessments and make recommendations for funding during the program timeline (until 12 April 2021 unless funding allocation is exhausted prior).
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 Automated 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.
The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs and councils the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.
Sporting organisations and councils 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.
An AED package will include:
- An AED
- AED familiarisation instruction (within 28 days of delivery)
- A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance
For full details of what an 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 and councils must rely on their own enquiries to the suitability of the AED Panel Service Provider they engage.
Grants are available up to 50 per cent of the AED package in Zones 1 and 2 and up to 75 per cent in Zone 3.
Applicants can request more than one AED.
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Applicants will need to contribute to the purchase price and accept any further operating expenses from their own budget.
Grants are available up to 50% of the selected AED package price in Zones 1 and 2 and up to 75% in Zone 3, capped at the levels stated below.
Funding should be expended within six months of the date of signing the funding agreement.
Who is eligible to apply?
- Incorporated, not-for-profit sports and recreational clubs or other incorporated organisations in NSW that are sport or recreation related
- State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW
- Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
- Sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right
- Councils, and sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sport and recreational clubs
- Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sports clubs
What is 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 making a choice of 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.
Applications for the Local Sport Defibrillator Program are now open and will be closing at 5pm on Monday 12 April 2021.