General Funding

Defibrillator funding / Community Spaces / Apply Now

Grants available: The fund will support distribution of 2000 AEDs across England. 100 of these will be fully funded, selected from applications in areas that most need a defibrillator. Other applications will receive a contribution from DHSC and London Hearts alongside their own match funding. Applicants will be required to raise c.£750

District: England

About: The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting interested organisations to register expressions of interest for its £1 million Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund, aimed at increasing the number of AEDs in public places where they are most needed and to help save lives.


Am I eligible?

To qualify you must

  • Be based in England
  • Not be an organisation that is eligible for the Department of Education scheme e.g. a school or academy

To be eligible for a funded defibrillator you must also:

  • Locate the secure defibrillator cabinet outside in an area that is accessible to members of the public 24 hours per day
  • Be able to provide an electrical power source to ensure the defibrillator cabinet light and heater operate to keep the device at the right temperature
  • Provide match funding for your application (c. £750) – DHSC will select 100 applications that will be fully funded based on the areas most in need which will be announced in mid October.

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