The Department of Health and Social Care invites community organisations to bid for funding through the Community Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Fund.

The total value of the funding available is £1 million. It is estimated to provide 2,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England.

As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to 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 the activity at the site.

Examples could include town halls, community centres, local shops, post offices, and local parks, to ensure that defibrillators are evenly spaced throughout communities and easily accessible.

The funding will be allocated on the following basis:

  • 100 applications will receive a fully funded AED – the selection is based on areas that are most in need of AED throughout England,
  • 1,900 applications will receive partial funding for an AED – organisations will be required to provide their own match funding of c £750.
  • Funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

⏰ Deadline: 21st September 2024
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