The Victorian Government is getting on with levelling the playing field for vulnerable kids and families – with vouchers worth up to $200 available for parents to put towards the cost of their kids playing the sports they love.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP is encouraging eligible families across Northern Victoria to take advantage of the second round of the $21 million Get Active Kids Voucher Program, which is rolling out 100,000 vouchers over four rounds.
A Victorian first, the program provides sport vouchers to help kids from Victorian families with the cost of membership and registration fees, sports equipment and uniforms.
To be eligible kids need to be aged between 4 to 18 years old, a resident in Victoria, named on a current Australian Government Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card – and also named on a valid Australian Government Medicare Card at the time of application.
The program is also supporting sport clubs and active recreation providers broaden their memberships and providing them with additional revenue to help recover from the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Get Active Kids Vouchers is part of the Get Active Victoria initiative – which is helping families to move more, every day with ideas, tips and tools to motivate and support people to be more active such as guided workout videos, articles and a free activity tracker.
Get Active Victoria has something for everyone regardless of their level of activity or fitness.
Applications for vouchers in round two of the program close 9 July 2021. To apply online or for more information about the program, visit: www.getactive.vic.gov.au/
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“The Get Active Kids Voucher Program is a great opportunity for eligible families to get their kids in to local sport without breaking the budget.”
“Grassroots sports clubs across Northern Victoria are the heart and soul of our community bringing people together and creating healthier, happier, and more united communities. All kids deserve to be a part of this.”
“I recommend the Get Active Kids Voucher Program to you and urge you to apply if you meet the criteria – your kids will thank you for it!”