Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, is encouraging local community organisations to apply for a grant to fund a life-saving defibrillator.
The Government has launched the application process for the Community Automated External Defibrillators (AED) fund, which will provide at least 1,000 new defibrillators for community spaces across England. Each new defibrillator will be externally mounted to enable 24-hour access by members of the public.
To receive funding, community organisations will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as rural areas, places with high footfall or spaces for vulnerable people.
Community organisations can apply for a grant to fund a life-saving defibrillator for their local area via the application form available here.
Nusrat Ghani said: “Access to a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death for a person who is going into cardiac arrest, and it is particularly important that communities in rural areas such as Wealden have quick access to them. I know from my travels across the constituency that many villages have already installed a defibrillator, but I know that there are more community places that would benefit from this live-saving equipment and I’d like to encourage our local organisations to submit an application to the AED fund.”