Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Defibrillator grant fund is now open for applications

3 Aug 2018 by Fiona Friday

The Harrogate Lions Club  and Harrogate Borough Council Defibrillator project are pleased to announce the Defibrillator grant fund is now open for applications. Please see www.harrogate.gov.uk/grants

The grant fund opportunity

The community defibrillator grant fund scheme is a partnership project funded equally between Harrogate Lions Club and Harrogate Borough Council.

The purpose of the defibrillator grant fund is to support communities across the Harrogate district to purchase a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD). A PAD allows 24 hour access to life-saving emergency equipment that is available for anyone to use when a cardiac arrest is suspected.

The successful grant applicants will be provided with a defibrillator approved by Yorkshire Ambulance Service and cabinet to enable the defibrillator to be mounted on an external wall for maximum public access. In return the successful applicant must agree to pay for installation through a local electrician (at a cost of approximately £150) - there is £20,000 available in this grant funding pot.

Applications for defibrillator grants of up to £1,195 (the cost and delivery of the defibrillator and cabinet as purchased by the Harrogate Lions Club/Harrogate Borough Council project) are available to community organisations, businesses and schools across the Harrogate district.

Application forms are to be submitted to smallgrants@harrogate.gov.uk

A total fund of £20,000 is available, it is envisaged that this will be allocated through up to two grant application rounds. If the full allocation of funding is not achieved in the first application round a second window for applications will be in early 2019.

Who can apply

Applications are welcome from community organisations, businesses and schools across the Harrogate district but in particular communities with a high footfall that do not currently have access to a defibrillator. The current locations of defibrillators in the Harrogate district can be found at PAD locations.

How to apply

All applications must be typed and submitted electronically to smallgrants@harrogate.gov.uk. If this causes an issue please contact us to arrange an alternative method.

Applications are to be submitted between 1 August and 30 September 2018.

All applications will be assessed together after the closing date and applicants will be informed during October 2018.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Fiona Friday

Partnership & VCS Officer

Legal & Governance

Harrogate Borough Council

PO Box 787

Harrogate

HG1 9RW

Tel :01423 500600 (ext number 58608)

email: fiona.friday@harrogate.gov.uk

Website: www.harrogate.gov.uk