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Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program - Zali Steggall Initiative - Is your Sport Organisation READY?

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Saving lives with defibrillators in public spaces


In Australia approximately 30,000 people sustain a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital and are treated by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) each year.


That’s 575 Australians suffering a SCA every week and
ONLY 1 out of 10 WILL SURVIVE!



Three Steps to Save a Life


Zali Steggall and her team are very keen for all sporting groups to fairly access all of the resources available to our electorate (including federal, state, local and commercially sponsored grants). 


This grant allows sporting clubs and councils across NSW the opportunity to reduce the purchase price of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).


An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.


 Grants for clubs and councils in Sydney metropolitan electorates are available for up to 50% of the AED package, with a maximum grant amount of $1250.  Applicants can request more than one AED.


In the past three months, over $500, 000 has been allocated to Warringah sporting groups, non-profit organisations, schools and junior athletes and we want to see this money continue to flow through all of our neighbourhoods and sporting codes.


Find out more about the Grant Guidelines - Closes Wednesday 8 April 2020.


Such grant is a GREAT opportunity to make sure your sport organisation/club is ready in case of a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)



In Australia approximately 30,000 people a year (575 per week) sustain Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) outside of a hospital and are treated by emergency medical services (EMS)!

An average of only 9% of its victims in Australia survive!



Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) knows no boundaries

  • It can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone at any age
  • Early defibrillation is the single most effective treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest   
  • Defibrillation within three minutes of collapse can increase the chance of survival to over 70%


Saving Lives...

Creating safer places for you to work, live and play; Heart Safe Australia aims to create more Heart Safe Environments across Australia by placing defibrillators in educational establishments, workplaces, sports and leisure clubs, public and community environments—allowing you to simply, safely and effectively help someone save a life.

Find out more about making your sport organisation/club a Heart Safe Environment and be ready to save a life.


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Heart Safe Environment Check


Heart Safe Australia is following the recommendations of the American Heart Association (AHA) by providing checklists and audits to provide Heart Safe Environment to increase the chance of surviving a cardiac arrest which is currently very low in Australia at 9%.


Find out more about Heart Safe Environments and Heart Safe Hotels initiatives from Heart Safe Australia.


Max Dagenais

Founder and CEO of Heart Safe Australia


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Take action NOW by making sure you have a defibrillator available in case of an emergency