local sports clubs in Barwon are urged to apply for co-funding for a defibrillator under the NSW Government’s new Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program. More than 2,500 Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s) will be rolled out across the state over the next four year.

The program will fund up to 50 per cent of the defibrillator cost, along with training and maintenance support, making sporting fields safer for thousands of players and spectators.

Early access to CPR and defibrillation can influence survival rates by up to 75 percent. The scheme is targeting community sports clubs, but applications from licensed sporting clubs and sports organisations associated with schools, churches universities, and councils will also be considered.

Applications close 20 December 2017. For more information visit: sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants