How to Apply

Funding Community Public Access Defibriallators (cPADs) - how we can help you! 

Funding Community Public Access Defibriallators (cPADs) - how we can help you! 

How to Apply for a Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity cPAD Grant

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity makes grant program to increase the number of Community Public Access Defibrillators (cPADs) across Yorkshire.  
Local community based groups, who are raising funds for a cAPD can apply for these funds.
The community group must be willing to be wholly responsible for the fitting, upkeep and ongoing maintenance of the equipment along with running costs (estimated at £3 per quarter for electricity) and would also pay for any relevant training/familiarisation session provided by Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
 
We priorities applications based on:
  • Location
  • Health needs of the specific community
  • Proximity to other defibrillators
Levels of funding:

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity can fund up to a maximum of 50% of the total cost (including VAT). However, our most popular programme is the 999 Scheme.  Under this scheme groups fundraise £999 and this is boosted by a contribution of £414 from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity in order to buy a full cPAD. All of the money raised is donated to Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity and an entire cPAD is purchased by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity and gifted to your community group.
 

Our application process …

  To be considered for funding please complete the application providing information on:
  • Confirmation that you have raised at least 50% of the cost of the equipment

  • Details of where the cPAD would be sited

  • Who will be responsible for the cPAD

  • Who would be the appointed Guardians

  • Detailed plans for the ongoing maintenance including funding ongoing running costs.


All applications will be considered by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity Expenditure Group. Meetings are held in March, June, September and December. If we do not have all of the information needed to make a decision your application will be deferred to the next meeting.
 
Following a successful application your group will be asked to make the donation of your funds raised to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity. On receipt of these funds, we will order your equipment and it will be issued to you.  Your organisation will be responsible for installation.  The YAS Charity will follow up to ensure the equipment has been installed and potentially arrange press/media work to celebrate the installation of this life-saving equipment in your community. 

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