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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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British Heart Foundation - Defibrillator Programme


The British Heart Foundation is giving out a limited number of free defibrillators to community groups in the UK. To be eligible for a free, BHF-funded defibrillator, you must:

  • keep the defibrillator in the provided cabinet, unlocked and uncoded so that it’s accessible to the public 24 hours a day
  • make sure that the cabinet has a constant electricity supply so that the defibrillator stays at the right temperature in cold weather and is visible in the dark
  • have a clear need for the device (for example, be in a busy location, or where a public access defibrillator (PAD) is not within 200 metres)
  • have authorisation from the property owner to install the defibrillator
  • register the defibrillator on The Circuit (the national defibrillator network) within 4 weeks of installation
  • be committed to promoting BHF’s free online RevivR CPR training in your community with the resources provided.

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Geographical areas funded: Scotland UK

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Who can apply

You must be applying on behalf of a community group. Some examples of groups they accept are:

  • church organisations and other places of worship
  • social clubs
  • parish councils
  • local social enterprise organisations
  • community centres.

When to apply

Currently closed. Due to reopen in September 2024.

How to apply

Apply online via the British Heart Foundation's website.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community safety Health care & wellbeing

Beneficiaries funded: General public Rural communities Local communities Urban communities

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