LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATORS FOR LOCAL SPORT CLUBS
The NSW Government’s popular Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program is now open with local sport clubs and organisations encouraged to apply for up to $9,000 in funding.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said sport is an important part of living in our communities for people of all ages and it was important that we are all safe while we stay active.
“Medical experts say the first eight minutes following a cardiac arrest are critical, so early access to CPR and a defibrillator is essential to saving lives,” Mr Anderson said.
“I know that local sporting organisations and councils have been taking advantage of previous rounds of our defibrillator program and this is a great opportunity to for even more clubs to equip themselves with these life saving devices.
“I encourage any local sporting organisation to get their applications in soon to help ensure we prevent the heartache that cardiac arrest can cause families.”
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the NSW Government has committed an additional $2 million over four years to the program.
“Whether you’re at your local sailing club or playing footy with your mates, when someone has a cardiac arrest, time is crucial – they can happen to anyone, anytime, or anywhere so it’s vital that a defibrillator is readily accessible,” Mr Henskens said.
“Through this funding, the NSW Liberals and National Government is ensuring our sport clubs and venues are safe environments for everyone, both on and off the field.”
The Local Sports Defibrillator Program is available to sport and recreation clubs, associations and organisations as well as councils and service clubs. Up to $3,000 is available per device with organsiations able to apply for up to three devices valued at $9,000.
Applications are open and close Friday, 10 February 2023. For more information on the Program, visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au.
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