The Department of Health & Social Care are inviting community organisations to bid for a share of £1 million worth of funding for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for their area. This funding will provide an estimated 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England, with the potential for this to double as successful applicants will be asked to match the funding they receive partially or fully. As part of the grant award, applicants will be asked to demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as places with high footfall, vulnerable people, rural areas, or due to the nature of activity at the site. Examples could include town halls, community centres, local shops, post offices and local parks, to ensure that defibrillators are evenly spread throughout communities and easily accessible if someone is experiencing an unexpected cardiac arrest. The funding is part of our drive to equip the health system with the right technology to ease pressures, reduce backlogs and cut waiting lists, and to improve public access to care when they need it. Organisations can submit an expression of interest, here: https://tinyurl.com/bnwptyy5.