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Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program

Defibrillator

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program allocates $4 million over four years to assist sporting clubs across NSW in the purchase and maintenance of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

An AED is a life saving device which delivers a controlled shock to an individual experiencing cardiac arrest, increasing their chances of survival.

The Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program provides NSW sports clubs and councils the opportunity to acquire an AED package for their club or sports facility at a reduced cost.

Sporting organisations and councils will be able to choose from a panel of approved AED Panel Service Providers and a variety of AED packaged services with the level of customer service that meets their needs.

An AED package will include:

  • An AED
  • AED familiarisation instruction (within 28 days of delivery)
  • A minimum of six years of essential AED maintenance

For full details of what an AED package includes, visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

AED Panel Service Providers, AED products and services are required to meet and maintain minimum requirements under the panel contract with the Office of Sport. Sporting organisations and councils must rely on their own enquiries to the suitability of the AED Panel Service Provider they engage.

Eligibility

  • Incorporated, not-for-profit sports clubs in NSW
  • State or national sporting organisations on behalf of member clubs located in NSW, to a maximum of 10 per Zone
  • Licensed sporting clubs, providing that the project directly benefits sporting activities
  • Sport clubs associated with a school, church or university providing they are an incorporated not for profit club in their own right
  • Councils on behalf of sports clubs
  • Councils, sport and recreational facilities owners on behalf of sports clubs
  • Service clubs such as Rotary, CWA and Lions, on behalf of sporting clubs

Funding range of grant

  • Grants are available up to 50 per cent of the AED package in Zones 1 and 2 and up to 75 per cent in Zone 3.Applicants can request more than one AED.
    Zone Maximum Grant Amount
    1 $1,250
    2 $1,300
    3 $1,900

    Applicants will need to contribute to the purchase price and accept any further operating expenses from their own budget.

    Grants are available up to 50% of the selected AED package price in Zones 1 and 2 and up to 75% in Zone 3, capped at the levels stated below.

    Funding should be expended within six months of the date of signing the funding agreement.

    What will be funded

More Info: Office of sport NSW

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Liam Watson is a Senior Journalist with Soccerscene. He reports widely on international football policy, industry matters and industry 4.0

NSW Government announces $100 million fund

A new $100 million fund was announced to stimulate local economies, boost employment, and promote healthy lifestyles across New South Wales.

A new $100 million Greater Cities and Regional Sports Facility Fund was announced to stimulate local economies, boost employment, and promote healthy lifestyles across New South Wales.

It is part of the 2020-21 Budget released by the NSW Government on Tuesday that has delivered some exciting news for the community sport sector.

This funding will stretch over the next two years and be able to go towards NSW football clubs who can concentrate on upgrading and improving their facilities to a better standard.

“Right across NSW, community sport is the heart and soul of our social fabric and we want to make sure we have the best infrastructure for our State,” Acting Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans Geoff Lee said.

“$100 million will be injected into improving facilities and spaces across metropolitan and regional NSW to enable more people to participate in sport and active recreation.

“By investing in new and existing infrastructure we will encourage participation in grassroots sport and create employment opportunities as part of the NSW Government’s multi-billion-dollar infrastructure pipeline.

“We have seen record participation in children’s sport thanks to our Active Kids program and our investment in sports infrastructure aims to build on this success across all genders and abilities.”

Football NSW sees this funding as an opportunity to address facility issues that they identified in their NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy 2020-2030. These funds can help increase support for the largest team-based sport in NSW.

Football NSW has congratulated their State Government on this 2020/21 Budget which will make a profound impact in bouncing back from COVID-19.

The funds compliment the NSW Government’s $148 million investment in the Active Kids program this year, to further support communities to keep active and involved.

The Budget will also allocate $3 million for the development of a business case to turn Jubilee Oval in Kogarah into a revitalised suburban stadium.

Football Queensland announce four new clubs for NPL Women’s competition

Football Queensland have confirmed four clubs have been successful in their application to play in the NPL Queensland Women’s competition from 2021.

Those clubs are Virginia United, Olympic FC, Peninsula Power and Brisbane City.

The teams were selected by an NPL Women’s Assessment Panel, who followed a range of stringent criteria.

The four clubs will form part of an initial 16-team competition in 2021, which will split into two, after each team has played each other on one occasion.

From 2022 onwards promotion and relegation will be introduced into the system.

Football Queensland Board member and former Matilda Amy Chapman oversaw the moderation process and explained the high standards of the successful applicants from the highly competitive field.

“I firstly want to congratulate the four clubs that have been awarded licences and sincerely thank the 14 in total that submitted either an application or expression of interest,” she said.

“The strong appetite among clubs to want to be part of women’s football is something to celebrate.

“The interest levels and the overall high quality of applications reaffirmed the football community’s confidence in the NPL Women’s reforms FQ has announced in recent weeks.

“Virginia United, Olympic FC, Brisbane City and Peninsula Power provided exceptional submissions that exceeded the selection criteria, factoring in essential considerations such as female facilities and programs, and most critically demonstrated each club’s capacity, willingness and strategy to take the women’s game to the next level.

“The key criteria demonstrate that FQ is strategically focused on driving opportunities for women and girls, and unlocking the legacy of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.”

Football Queensland will liaise with all clubs over the coming months to continue to prepare for the expanded 2021 competition, which will also lead into a two-tier Senior Women’s system in 2022.

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