Supporting Active Kids
Commencing 31 January 2018, the NSW Government will allocate $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids.
Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.
The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children to be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.
Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. This includes those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW.
It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years. Vouchers provided are valid for redemption during the current calendar year activity program – Year 1 will commence from 31 January and expire on 31 December 2018.
Vouchers for 2019 and beyond will commence from 1 January each year and expire on 31 December.
The voucher can be used for registration or membership fees for structured activities of no less than eight weeks’ duration that provide a moderate to vigorous level of physical activity, for example: sporting pursuits, swimming lessons, structured fitness programs, outdoor education programs, approved active recreation (like dance) to name a few.
For program guidelines and more information, visit sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids