British Judo Club Defibrillator Initiative

British Judo has partnered with London Hearts to provide clubs support in purchasing a defibrillator for their training venue.

London Hearts is the leading charity in the country that supplies and procures defibrillators and cabinets using grants across the UK and Ireland.

London Hearts has already partnered with other national bodies including England Rugby, England Boxing, England Table Tennis , Football Association of Wales, Welsh Rugby Union and British Cycling to name a few to place defibrillators at each of their affiliated clubs.

Where to site a new defib

If you are buying a new defibrillator, you will need to consider whether to store it internally or externally.

If a defibrillator is to be stored outside your club (for community benefit) then it must be housed in an external heated cabinet (which requires a power supply).

If kept indoors, then you do not require any other equipment as long as you have a safe dry place to store the defibrillator.

Some clubs choose to locate their indoor defibrillator on a simple wall hanger, whilst others place it inside an internal lockable cabinet that has an alarm on the door.

Costs to buy a defib – and grants to help

London Hearts has £300 grants to assign to each British Judo Club thanks to an ongoing funding.

To see if your club may be eligible for further grants, please email who will advise based on the location of your venue.

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new Defibrillator Fund and inviting interested organisations to apply for funding from the £1 million Community Automated External Defibrillators Fund, aimed at increasing the number of AEDs in public places where they are most needed and help save lives.

This will provide 2,000 new public access defibrillators for communities across England.  Anyone Judo club can apply. 1900 applications will receive match funding of £750 with circa £750 required

Interested? Apply using the link below! —

How to contact London Hearts

Please feel free to contact London Hearts directly to discuss your requirements, or you can complete a short website online application to receive a quote, along with all of the general information regarding the advanced dual-functioning defibrillator they supply.

You can also telephone: 02070432493 or check them out online –