Defibrillator funding for football clubs
British Heart Foundation has teamed up with The Football
Association to help save lives in England's football clubs and
We're working together to make 900 automated external
defibrillators (AED) available to clubs in steps 1 - 6 of the
National League System and clubs in the Women's Super League to
help save lives from cardiac arrests.
The initiative will create thousands of life-savers by giving
players, staff and fans access to the equipment and information
needed to save a life,
Read more information about the eligibility of your club and how
the application process will work:
Steps 1-6 of the National League System; Women's Super
Number of AEDs per club
One AED per club.
- Eligible clubs will receive a 'Club application form' via
email from their League after Monday 22 July
- To apply for an
AED, clubs should complete the ‘Club
application form’ and return it to its League Secretary with a
cheque for £318 by Tuesday 20 August 2013.
- Your League will collate all applications from its clubs and
forward them all to the BHF by Friday 30 August, who will
acknowledge receipt of applications by email to League
- The ordering process for the AEDs could take up
to three months from Friday 30
- Your club will be required to send two people who are already
trained in basic life support, or are First Aid providers, to
attend an AED familiarisation session. The FA or BHF will contact
clubs to inform them of the location and date of these
- You will receive your AED at the familiarisation session.
The AED’s provided through The FA and BHF partnership will be a
Cardiac Science G3 AED. The total cost of an AED is £795 plus
VAT. Your contribution is £318 (including VAT).
If you have any queries please email TheFA@bhf.org.uk.