LIFE-SAVING DEFIBRILLATOR GRANT OPEN
The NSW Government’s life-saving Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program has returned, and local sport clubs and organisations are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $3,000.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it was critically important that local sporting clubs and organisations were prepared for the unlikely scenario that a player, or a spectator goes into cardiac arrest.
“We love our sport, and it’s great to travel around the region and see our sporting fields a hive of activity over the summer months,” Mr Anderson said.
“While we love our sport, we also know that strenuous activity can increase our risk of heart attack, which is why it’s important that we are prepared.
“A defibrillator can be the difference between life and death because medical experts tell us that the first eight minutes following cardiac arrest are critical to saving a life.
“That’s why I’ve always been a big supporter of the Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.
“In Tamworth, we know how critical these defibrillators can be after a life was saved on a local sporting field in 2016.
“It can happen to anyone, at any time, which is why I’m keen to see every sporting and recreation grounds have one on hand.
“If you’re a local sporting club or organisation in need of a defibrillator, please get your applications in.”
Applications for the Government’s Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program opened on 1 December 2023, and will close on 23 February 2024, or when the $500,000 allocated to the program is exhausted.
For more information, visit https://www.sport.nsw.gov.au/grants/local-sport-defibrillator-grant-program