$100 ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER NOW AVAILABLE
The highly anticipated $100 Active Kids program has gone live today giving families access to the rebate for thousands of local school children.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the program, which is available to all school children from kindergarten to year 12, will see huge saving for local families registering kids to play sport.
“Cost should not be the determining factor as to whether or not you register your child to play sport or get active which is why the $100 rebate will make a difference to so many families,” Mr Anderson said.
“In many cases the rebate will mean families may pay no registration fees at all.”
Mr Anderson said a pilot launch of the program has already taken place in Tamworth which was a huge success.
“One family was registering three children for basketball and now for the first time ever they will not pay a single dollar in registration fees.”
To receive the $100 rebate parents can register online with Service NSW and follow the links to receive their voucher.
“The process is quick and very simple, and if you aren’t confident doing it online yourself head in to your local Service NSW centre where the staff can assist you.”
From today parents can visit the Active Kids website to see a list of approved providers. More organisations will be added in the weeks ahead.
Active Kids is a key initiative of the 2017-18 Budget and will not be means-tested. It supports the Premier’s Priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over ten years.
Parents have until 31 December 2018 to claim and use their voucher at sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or by phoning Service NSW on 13 77 88