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 benefit 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.
The Fund will see more than 2000 sites benefit from this investment. 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 Fund is open to:
- Football Foundation Funded facilities that are currently without an easily accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AED), available to the public 24 hours a day on site
- Affiliated grassroots clubs who own or operate their own facilities and are currently without an easily accessible Automated External Defibrillators (AED) on site
- Clubs that play at Steps 5 and 6 of the FA National League System, currently without an easily accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at the ground at which they play
- Clubs that play at Tiers 3 and 4 of the FA Women’s Football Pyramid, currently without an easily accessible Automated External Defibrillators(AED) at the ground at which they play*
*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
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
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.