Sporting groups must apply for defibrillator funding soon

BANKSTOWN is one of several electorates sharing in $500,000 from the NSW Government through a program that installs life-saving defibrillators at sports facilities.

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides grants up to $3,000 to eligible sporting organisations towards the purchase of automated external defibrillators, with applications closing next month.
State MP for Bankstown, Jihad Dib, said it was vital local sporting organisations were equipped to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
“This program supports sports to install this equipment at local sports facilities, enabling them to respond in the worst-case scenario,” he said.
“The first few minutes following cardiac arrest are critical and access to a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death.”
Applications close on February 24: