Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that local kids are keeping active while their parents are keeping the cash, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids vouchers from July 1.
Mr Ward said that this money helps local parents pay registration costs for sport and recreation, so our kids can participate and stay active all year-round.
“Families across our region keep telling me how much the Active Kids Vouchers help them manage the cost of living,” he said.
“Now with two per school enrolled child, parents keep even more money in their back pocket while their kids stay happy and healthy.
“Since the Active Kids program was launched in 2018, more than one million vouchers have been redeemed and more than $100 million saved by NSW families.
“It is a big win when more kids can participate in sport because of the Government’s drive to take down the barriers to expensive registration costs.
“Whether it is soccer, scouts, AFL, rugby, netball, golf or volleyball, you are sure to find an activity kids will love. Active Kids really is making a difference to children’s participation in sport and active recreation.
“From January – June there was an overall increase of 13 per cent in the number of Active Kids’ vouchers created, including a 17 per cent rise in vouchers created for girls following an influx of registrations for dance, gymnastics, tennis and swimming Active Kids providers.
“These are incredible results and demonstrate why the NSW Government is investing an additional $40 million this year to expand the Active Kids program.
“Parents of school-enrolled children can now access a second $100 Active Kids voucher to use towards registration and membership fees for sport and active recreation each year,” Mr Ward concluded.
For further information, please visit the website at: sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or please call 13 13 02.