From January 2018, the NSW Government will provide $100 through a voucher system for parents/guardians/ carers to contribute to the cost of their children’s participation in sport and active recreation. The voucher can be redeemed towards payment of membership or fees with an approved provider registered with the Active Kids program, each calendar year.
What Funding is Available?
From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school.
Who is eligible to Apply?
All children aged 4.5 to 18 years old, enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12, residing in NSW with a valid Australian Medicare card will be eligible for a voucher. This includes students who are home schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW or equivalent.
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.
• Physical activity programs must be at least eight weeks in duration.
• Activities for children with disability that may not otherwise meet the above criteria should be discussed with the Office of Sport. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids. Read the Guidelines and Fact Sheets to learn about the program, or click