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Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs

October 01, 2015

Local sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for a defibrillator as applications for the first round of Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities program is now open.

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program aims to equip more clubs with an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and to provide essential training so that people are ready to act and save lives.

Successful applicants will receive an ‘Automatic External Defibrillator Package’. This package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of three years of essential maintenance. This package will be provided by a qualified contractor engaged by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Victorian community-based sporting clubs and/or community not-for-profit sports organisations involved in the delivery of sporting and active recreation opportunities are eligible to apply directly to the Department of Health and Human Services for funding from this program.

Applicant clubs must be non-government and not-for-profit and participate in an organised sport recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria or the Australian Sports Commission.  A list of the Australian Sports Commission recognised sports is available at www.ausport.gov.au/supporting/nso/asc_recognition

For more information or to apply online please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au.