The hugely popular Active Kids program will double with the NSW Government announcing two separate $100 vouchers will be available for each child to encourage them to become involved in sport across the entire year.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said families across NSW will be able to access two $100 Active Kids vouchers per year, with the aim of encouraging participation in sport and to continue to ease the cost of living for families.
“Here in Monaro, over 4815 Active Kids vouchers have been claimed, which is $481,500 back in the pockets of local mums and dads,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The Active Kids Program has been very popular because as well as helping more kids participate in sport, it has eased the pressure for mums and dads when it comes to registration time.”
Mr Barilaro said from July 1 to December 31, 2019, a second $100 Active Kids voucher will be available. From 2020, two $100 Active Kids vouchers will be available from Service NSW for the entire calendar year.
“With kids often playing more than one sport, or playing a winter sport and a summer sport, parents are hit with two registration fees,” he said.
“Cost shouldn’t prohibit participation, which is why I’m proud we are helping out parents by doubling the program.”
The two vouchers cannot be combined to pay for a single program costing more than $100. They can be used with the one provider to help pay the cost of two separate terms of sport such as the summer and winter season of netball.
To apply for the Active Kids voucher parents can register online with Service NSW and find a registered sport or physical activity, club or organisation to use their voucher with.
More information: sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or by phoning Service NSW on 13 77 88.