Community Defibrillator Scheme

Status of this scheme:
Open to new applications.
Last Updated 12 March 2019.


As a Local Authority we recognise the role we can play in supporting local communities to be safe and healthy places to live. Through this scheme we will be providing lifesaving defibrillators in open accessible locations.

Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) are portable devices that can be used on someone having a cardiac arrest. They check the heart rhythm and send an electric shock to the heart to try and restore a normal rhythm. They have been in wide use for many years and form part of the standard equipment that paramedics, ambulances and first responders carry.

In the event of someone suffering a cardiac arrest, the time it takes to administer aid is critical. Having access to a nearby defibrillator can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to administer lifesaving support. They give the best possible chance for someone to survive until medical services arrive.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service (LIVES) to deliver this scheme. You can learn more about the work of LIVES and community first responders online at

Closing date for applications

This scheme is open to applications at any time and they will be reviewed within 4 weeks of being received. The final closing date for this scheme will be 1st February 2023 or earlier if all defibrillators are awarded.

What can you apply for?

This scheme is providing fully equipped and fitted community defibrillators. Each awarded location will receive the following:

  • Lifepak CR Plus or CR2 AED (automated external defibrillator
  • High visibility external storage unit (labelled and heated)
  • Full installation and connection to available power supply
  • Training and awareness session for up to 12 people

Funding contribution (match funding)

We are part funding each defibrillator awarded. A financial contribution must be made for each defibrillator applied for. This can come from the organisation applying, local fundraising and donations or grant funding. You can’t use other West Lindsey District Council funding as your contribution towards this scheme.

A contribution of £400* is required for each defibrillator. This will be payable prior to any installation and can be made by cheque or BACS transfer.

*The contribution amount is subject to change.

Who can apply to this scheme?

The following types of organisations are eligible to apply:

  • Town Councils
  • Parish Council
  • Social Enterprises
  • Community Groups
  • Registered Charities
  • Local Authorities & Public Sector
  • Voluntary Sector Organisations
  • Community Interest Companies
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • Local Authorities & Public Sector
  • Faith or Religious organisations
  • Schools or Academies 

How to apply to this scheme

Before applying please read the Guidance Notes and Terms & Conditions available to download on this page.

To apply for a community defibrillator please complete the application form available on this page.

You can submit your completed application form via e-mail to:


Contact details

If you have a query about this scheme or need further advice please contact us via e-mail at

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