The FA and British Heart Foundation Defibrillator initiative

Automated External Defibrillators fund and expression of interest form

An estimated 1,000 new defibrillators are to be provided by the fund

Organisations in England are being invited to bid for a share of £1 million of government funding to buy defibrillators for community spaces like town halls, local parks or post offices. 

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is inviting interested organisations to register expressions of interest for its Community Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Fund, aimed at increasing the number of AEDs in public places

An estimated 1,000 new defibrillators are to be provided by the fund. As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as places with high footfall, vulnerable people, rural areas, or due to the nature of activity at the site. 

Examples could include town halls, community centres, local shops, post offices and local parks, to ensure that defibrillators are evenly spread throughout communities. 

Organisations are encouraged to submit an expression of interest form - please click below:



Cumberland FA has teamed up with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to raise awareness of their fantastic work, raise funds for their lifesaving research and promote the interactive, online CPR training course, RevivR, across the Cumberland grassroots football community.