How to Apply

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

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

How to Apply for a Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity cPAD Grant


The Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity has a grant-making programme 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 prioritise applications based on:

  • Location
  • Health needs of the specific community
  • Proximity to other defibrillators



We currently accept applications at any time under our 999 Scheme. This requires your community to raise £999, which is donated to Yorkshire Ambulance Service Charity, who will then buy the CPAD including cabinet, with the Charity covering the rest of the cost. On delivery, the cPAD is gifted to your community group, and becomes your responsibility. You will be expected to cover the cost of installation, and a small amount of ongoing maintenance.


Our funding guidelines permit us to fund UP TO 50% of the total cost, but unless there are highly unusual circumstances, applications will normally only be considered on our 999 scheme.


Our application process …


We strongly recommend that you discuss your plans for a cPAD, with the Community Defibrillation Co-ordinator from Yorkshire Ambulance Service, prior to starting your fundraising. We can put you in touch if you haven’t already made contact.


To be considered for funding please complete the application providing the following information:-

  • Confirmation that you have raised £999 or will be able to do so in the near future
  • Details of where the cPAD would be sited
  • Who will be responsible for the cPAD
  • Who would be the appointed Guardians
  • 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 quarterly. 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.