Sporting groups and councils in the region are encouraged to apply for a grant towards a potentially life-saving defibrillator.
Goulburn MP Wendy Tuckerman said the NSW Government's local sport defibrillator grant program was now open.
"Sport and recreation are the lifeblood of our community," Mrs Tuckerman said.
"With more and more people remaining active at an older age, early access to a defibrillator could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a cardiac arrest.
"That's why it's crucial our clubs and councils are equipped to respond to these life-threatening emergencies."
Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee said up to $1 million was available to sporting clubs and councils this year.
"In NSW, up to 7000 people experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year," Mr Lee said.
"Medical experts say the first eight minutes following a cardiac arrest are critical and that early access to CPR and a defibrillator is essential to increasing a patient's likelihood of survival.
The program is now open April 12, 2021.
Visit the following website for more information: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/defibrillator.