Vouchers to give kids a sporting chance

The Victorian Government is getting on with levelling the playing field with vouchers worth up to $200 available for our state’s most vulnerable families to put towards the cost of their kids playing the sports they love.

Member for Narre Warren South, Gary Maas MP today encouraged eligible families to take advantage of the second round of the $21 million Get Active Kids Voucher Program, which is rolling out 100,000 vouchers over four rounds.

A Victorian first, the program provides sport vouchers to help kids from Victorian families with the cost of membership and registration fees, sports equipment and uniforms.

To be eligible kids need to be 4 to 18 years old, a resident in Victoria, named on a current Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and also named on a valid Australian Government Medicare Card at the time of application.

The program is also supporting sport clubs and active recreation providers broaden their memberships and providing them with additional revenue to help recover from the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Get Active Kids Vouchers is part of the Get Active Victoria initiative, which is helping families to move more, every day with ideas, tips and tools to motivate and support people to be more active – like guided workout videos, articles and a free activity tracker. Get Active Victoria has something for everyone regardless of their level of activity or fitness.

Applications for vouchers in round two of the program close 9 July 2021.  To apply online or for more information about the program including dates for future rounds visit https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP:

“The Get Active Kids Voucher Program is a fantastic way for eligible families in Narre Warren South to get their kids involved in local sport with support for uniforms and fees.”

 “Local sports clubs are so important in bringing our community together and they help so much with our kids’ mental and physical health. This program will also assist clubs with their membership as they overcome the challenges of the pandemic.”

“I encourage any eligible family to apply for the Get Kids Active Voucher Program as we aim to reduce the barriers to sports participation and make sure that kids can enjoy a great local sports club.”

2 June 2021