Community Grants for Defibrillators

Grants for defibrillators in public facilities

Maximum funding available per application: $2,000

To support and encourage community groups across the Peninsula to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The Shire has strategic community grant funds available, up to a maximum of $2,000, to assist not for profit community groups, clubs and organisations with this specific purchase.  

This grant assists community services by raising community awareness and support for potentially life-saving defibrillators. 

Defibrillators increase the chance of survival by 62% if a person in cardiac arrest is defibrillated by a bystander before an ambulance arrives.

Funding is made on the basis of a one-off payment and to ensure funds are available to assist as many eligible groups as possible, only one application per organisation can be accepted.  

This grant program is open all year until funds are expended and is designed to be a quick response funding stream. 

Assessment of applications aim to be completed within 3-4 weeks of submission.  Applications close in early June each year to allow the processing of grants for the end of financial year and reopen on 1 July of the new financial year.

To be eligible for consideration of funding, the defibrillator must:

  • Be installed in a public place within the Local Government Area of the Mornington Peninsula Shire.
  • Be registered with Ambulance Victoria within 2 months of receiving funding.

Applicant organisations:

  • Must be a not-for-profit Mornington Peninsula community-based organisation.
  • Must provide ABN and incorporation status.
  • Applicants without an ABN must submit a Statement by a Supplier form from the ATO and upload to the application.
  • Must be incorporated or auspiced by a Mornington Peninsula Shire incorporated organisation.
  • If an auspice is required, the Auspice Agreement form is available at and a signed version must be uploaded to the application.
  • Does not owe any money or reports (acquittal) as a result of previous Shire funding or grants.
  • Have read and understood the Conditions of Funding.

Refer to the Guidelines(PDF, 219KB) information to understand more about the Strategic Grants Program.

If you have any queries, please contact the Community Grants Officer at or phone 5950 1425.

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