PREMIER LEAGUE DEFIBRILLATOR FUND
AN INVESTMENT FROM THE PREMIER LEAGUE TO INSTALL AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED) and external storage cabinets AT THOUSANDS OF GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL FACILITIES, AIMED AT HELPING SAVE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE EXPERIENCING A SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST.
Supported by the Football Foundation, The FA and Sport England, the Premier League Defibrillator Fund will be rolled out in two phases, benefitting more than 2,000 sites.
About the Fund
The Premier League Defibrillator Fund will support 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.
Rolled out across two phases, the Fund will see more than 2000 sites benefit from this investment with the first 1,000 units delivered in time for the start of the 2021/22 season and the second wave expected in September. Once installed, the AEDs will be accessible, if required, to an estimated 1.5m people that use these facilities per season.
Going forward, the Premier League is working with partners at The FA and Sport England to ensure that facilities funded by the Football Foundation incorporate this equipment in the future.
Are we eligible?
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 been contacted directly via email by the Football Foundation.
Each grant recipient will be required to:
- Have at least one person successfully complete The FA Education’s free online Sudden Cardiac Arrest course
- The facilities will be instructed on how to register their device with the emergency services so any member of the public can access the equipment, and given guidance on how to update their emergency action plan
Phase two of the rollout launched on Wednesday 4 August and see the fund opened up to:
- Affiliated grassroots clubs that 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
Owning or operating a facility
By answering 'yes' to your club owning or operating your own facilities you're confirming that you either have security of tenure for the site in question via Freehold, Leasehold or a License to Occupy or have a long-term agreement to operate/manage the facilities on behalf of another entity.
How do we apply?
Once you've ordered
Once you've received your email and made your order there are a few things you can do to ensure you're ready to go as soon as it's delivered. Discover how to register the device, familiarise yourself with the set-up and learn more about how to use it using the links below.