Parents are encouraged to apply for voucher

Students from around the region enjoying playing junior hockey in Gloucester
Students from around the region enjoying playing junior hockey in Gloucester

Thousands of school children are now eligible for the NSW Government’s new $100 Active Kids program.

Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen said all parents with school aged children will have help with sporting and fitness-related costs.

“No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport and other fitness activity fees. We want to get our kids moving and remove barriers to playing sport,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“This is a fantastic boost for local parents and families because we know the cost of kids’ sport and activities can really add up. Active Kids is one of the ways the NSW Government is easing cost of living pressures on families.”

“Our NSW Government has allocated $207 million over the next four years to help parents with the costs of getting their kids into sport.”

“Active Kids will contribute $100 for every child towards the cost of sports registration, membership expenses and fees for physical activities such as swimming, dance lessons and athletics.”

“Parents and families can register online with Service NSW to receive their $100 voucher to provide to their approved sport or physical activity club or organisation,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

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. Parents have until December 31, 2018 to claim and use the voucher at https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids or on 13 77 88.