To support the bid to see life-saving support available within three minutes of every Bundaberg Region resident Council is offering $1,000 grants towards the purchase of a defibrillator for eligible community groups.
Bundaberg Regional Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from suitable organisations to receive a grant towards the purchase of a defibrillator device.
In partnership with www.defibhero.com.au, Council is supporting the Bundaberg Defib Hero Community Activation Program which aims to save lives through increasing the number of publicly accessible defibrillators in our community.
Organisation can register an interest to be considered for one of ten $1,000 grants available towards the purchase of a new defibrillator (eligibility criteria apply).
Former Australian Ironman Guy Leech recently launched the Australian-first pilot program in the Bundaberg Region, in partnership with Bundaberg Regional Council in a bid to improve cardiac arrest survival rates.
Bundaberg Regional Council has partnered with Defib Hero to identify locations where new defibrillators will have the greatest impact.
Council will award grants to eligible organisations in locations where a device will have the greatest impact.
Expressions of interest are easy to do and are open now and close on 31 March 2024.
Defib Hero launched in Bundaberg Region
At a recent Business Breakfast, Guy Leech launched the initiative with Bundaberg Regional Council in partnership with Childers Chamber of Commerce.
Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in Australia and every year, around 30,000 Australians die because of it.
St John’s Ambulance states that up to 70% of these deaths are preventable if treated within three minutes of the incident.
The mission of Heart180 is to ensure that a defib is within three minutes of every Australian to reduce the overall number of deaths from cardiac arrest.
Council will award successful grants to eligible organisations where a device will have the greatest impact for the Bundaberg Regional community.
Lodge an EOI now on the project page (https://www.ourbundabergregion.com.au/defib-hero-community-program/surveys/defib-hero-community-grant-program).
Click here for more information on Defib Hero.