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Who can apply for funding?

  • Be based in the UK
  • Provide funding for your application (£660)
  • Be committed to promoting London Hearts free online CPR/Defibrillator training with the resources provided
  • Provide a photograph of the Defibrillator with persons present – this will be shared on our social to help continue raising awareness

Apply for a defibrillator

Please fill in the enquiry form below.



+How much funding is available for my application?

The fund will support distribution of internal/portable AEDs across UK. Applications will receive part funding from London Hearts alongside their own funding. Applicants will be required to raise c.£660 per unit.

+What does AED stand for?

Automated External Defibrillator

+London Hearts Contact Details

Your application will be managed by London Hearts Charity.

Our contact details for the scheme are:

020 7043 2493

+Why is quick access to an AED so important for an individual that is experiencing cardiac arrest?

Defibrillation is the only method to treat someone in cardiac arrest. Every minute that a person in Sudden Cardiac Arrest does not receive defibrillation, their chances of survival drop by 7-10%. If a Defibrillator is applied to a patient within the first 3-5 minutes the chances of survival increases from 6% to over 70%.

+How will we get training to use the AED?

The AED device that you will receive is fully automated and provides simple voice prompts on how to use it in the event of cardiac arrest.

There are no official AED training requirements, however we will supply a professionally recorded online awareness training session with an FAQ section. This will be provided when your AED is dispatched.

This training session can be saved for future reference and refresher sessions, to support individuals and help improve their confidence in using the device.

+How can AED be installed?

The AED is powered by a long life battery. Depending on your requirements the defibrillator can be supplied with either a C series carry case, Internal AED Wall Bracket or Internal alarmed cabinet. No power supply is required.

+What happens if we are eligible for this scheme but the funding runs out?

The funding for the scheme is based on a first come, first served basis. Funding will be only be confirmed once applicant’s part funding has been received.

+Will the AED require maintenance?

The AED runs daily self diagnostic tests itself and does not require any annual servicing. We simply recommend a visual check of the unit on a regular basis. The device consumables need to be replaced within manufacturer guidelines pads (3 years or if used) and battery (5 years). Funding for replacement consumables is not provided.

+How do I register the AED?

Registration of an internal defibrillator with the ambulance service is optional. If you choose to register this can be done via the UK’s National Defibrillator Database at: The Circuit