What is it?
Starting from 31 January 2018 the NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.
Active Kids aims to reduce barriers to participation and help benefit the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.
Who is eligible?
All children aged between 4.5 to 18 years’ old enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 will be eligible for an Active Kids Voucher. This includes home-schooled children or children enrolled in 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. There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, if every child is enrolled in school.
What can the voucher be used for?
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 program
- outdoor education programs
- approved active recreation (dance etc)
- equipment ordinarily provided by the provider on registration for competition
- Physical activity is defined as movement involving large muscles (e.g. running, swimming, aerobic activity). Physical activity must be planned, structured and involve repetitive bodily movement which improves or maintains physical fitness.
What can’t the voucher be used for?
Individual items (such as jerseys, socks, boots, etc.) that would usually be purchased from a retailer and paid for by the individual as part of participating in the activity separate to any membership or registration fees charged by the provider.
How do you download a voucher?
To claim a voucher visit: https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids