Health organisations and government bodies are working towards the goal of reducing the deaths from cardiac arrests in Australia. In the future, it is hoped that wherever someone has a cardiac arrest, there will be a Defibrillator that can be accessed within 10 minutes. Over 430,000 Australians have had a heart attack at some point in their lives with 51 Australians dying each day as a result of heart related issues. We’re proud to help spread the word about grants that can help our customers access life saving defibrillators.
The first grant benefits sporting clubs across NSW with 4 million dollars being pledged. It allows these types or organisations to purchase an AED (defibrillator) package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost. Applications for the grant opened July this year and remain open until April 2020.
To be eligible you must be
- Incorporated, not-for-profit sports clubs in NSW
- State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW
- Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
- Sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right
- Councils on behalf of sports clubs
- Councils, sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sports clubs
- Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sporting clubs
Click here to apply for this grant.
The second grant will help our many caravan park customers access the life saving devices. Called the Caravan Park Defib Subsidy it has been created through a partnership between the Australian government and the Caravan Industry Association. The funding of $1 million from the government will match dollar to dollar up to $1000 per unit (excluding GST) purchased by an operator.
- Caravan Parks with 40 sites or more, may access the subsidy for the purchase of up to two defibrillator units.
- Caravan Parks with less than 40 caravan park style sites may access the grant for the purchase of up to one defibrillator unit.
- Operators claiming the subsidy for an defibrillator must agree to the following terms on application:
- If requested, be able to demonstrate that their responsible staff have been or will be trained to use an defibrillator;
- Accept all responsibility for all liabilities in relation to the defibrillator, including their placement, security, upkeep and maintenance;
- Agree to fully indemnify the Commonwealth Government and Caravan Industry Association of Australia in relation to the subsidised defibrillators;
- Agree to the safe disposal of an expired defibrillator.
- A purchase receipt for the invoice must be provided.
- The defibrillator purchased must be on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods List – your supplier can provide guidance regarding this. Caravan Industry Association of Australia is not able to provide guidance regarding suitable AED devices to purchase.
An example of how the subsidy works. You purchase your defibrillator here, keep the receipt. Next, head to this site and fill out the online application form agreeing to all terms, ensuring that you have attached the invoice. Once approved, payment of the subsidy will be made by Caravan Industry Association of Australia within 30 days to your nominated bank account.
Research shows that if a person is defibrillated within the first minute of collapse, the victim’s chances for survival are close to 90 percent. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, survival decreases by 7 percent to 10 percent. In regional centres of Australia, average call out time for an ambulance varies between 15 to 30 minutes.
If you have nay questions or would like to purchase a Defibrillator from us, get in touch!