Cumberland Clubs are reminded to check whether they're eligible to apply for The Premier League Defibrillator Fund
The Premier League Defibrillator Fund supported by the Football Foundation, The FA and Sport England, will assist with the installation of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and External Storage Cabinets at thousands of grassroots football facilities currently without an easily accessible device on site.
The first phase of the Premier League Defibrillator Fund rollout will see AEDs provided to Football Foundation-funded facilities that are currently without an easily accessible AED on site. Eligible sites have already been contacted directly via email by the Football Foundation.
Phase two of the rollout launched in August with the fund opened up to:
Affiliated grassroots clubs who own or operate their own facilities and are currently without an easily accessible* Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available on site
Clubs playing at Steps 5 and 6 of the National League System and currently without an easily accessible* Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available on site
Clubs playing at Tiers 3 and 4 of the Women's Pyramid and currently without an easily accessible* Automated External Defibrillator (AED) available on site
The Football Foundation-funded facilities contacted as part of the phase 1 rollout will still be able to apply if they haven't already.
*An easily accessible AED is defined as an AED which can be reached and returned from within 200m of the pitch to assist a person suffering a sudden cardiac arrest
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