Another round of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program has now opened, allowing eligible families to apply for a voucher of up to $200 to cover sporting costs including equipment, uniforms and memberships.
There are 1,600 registered providers of the vouchers across the state with applications closing on May 10. To be eligible, children must be aged 18 and under, a Victorian resident, named on a valid Commonwealth Health Care Card and named on a valid Medicare card.
Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland is encouraging families to apply for sporting vouchers.
“Household budgets are being stretched at the moment, with the cost of living skyrocketing,” Ms Cleeland said.
“We all know how expensive sport and recreation can be, but we certainly don’t want to see any children missing out on sport due to this financial burden.
“These vouchers can be used to ensure kids are fitted out in the right uniform and have the equipment they need to compete and enjoy sport with their mates.”
With winter sports about to get up and running, now is the time to look for a local club to join.
“We have so many incredible local sporting clubs in our region that are ready to welcome the next generation of athletes,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Being involved in sport plays a huge role in wellbeing and belonging. I encourage families to get involved at a local sporting club and enjoy the benefits.
“These vouchers are available and ready to be used. Head down to your local club, apply for a sporting voucher and enjoy a winter sport.”
To apply for a voucher visit https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers/apply-for-vouchers/