Great News for Families to Save Money
Do you have school-aged kids who would love to participate in sport? Rebates have recently been announced for most states and in some cases they are not means-tested. It can be difficult to find the extra funds for our kids to do activities outside of school and the government has some great initiatives to encourage Australia’s children to get involved in sport as there are so many benefits. Each state varies so do your own research to determine what could be available for your family.
Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers.
The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year. To use a voucher, find a registered activity provider and present your voucher when you sign up.
Vouchers can be used to contribute to registration, participation and tuition costs for performing arts, visual arts, coding, languages, literature, music and other creative and cultural activities with our approved list of activity providers. Parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers.
KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5 to18 years to participate in community sport by offering them financial assistance of up to $150 per calendar year towards club fees.
The program provides an opportunity for primary school-aged children from Reception to Year 7 to receive up to a $100 discount on sports or dance membership/registration fees. To find your nearest provider please use the ‘Find a Provider’ tool.
The sport voucher scheme is available to every school-enrolled child from preschool to year 12 and home-schooled children. Children living in an urban area are eligible to receive two $100 sport vouchers each year – one in January and one in July – for sport, recreation and cultural activities.
Ticket to Play provides vouchers up to $100 in value towards club membership for children aged 5-17 years and listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or in Out of Home Care.
VIC – We were unable to locate anything, but we found this website showing grants that some clubs and children may be eligible for. Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund
ACT – Our research hasn’t been able to find anything but if you know of any initiatives for this State (or any others) please share with us below. We would love to get more kids out there and active!