Wednesday, 31 January 2018
THOUSANDS of school children across the Northern Tablelands are now eligible for the NSW Government’s new $100 Active Kids program, local State MP Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall said that from today (31st January) all parents with school-aged children will have help with to cover the cost of sports and active recreation fees.
“No parent should have to second guess if they can afford this year’s sport and other fitness activity fees. We want to get kids moving and remove barriers to playing sport,” Mr Marshall said.
“Active Kids will contribute $100 for every child towards the cost of sports registration, membership expenses and fees for physical activities such as swimming, rugby league, soccer, AFL, dance lessons and little athletics.
“This is a fantastic boost for parents because we know the cost of kids’ sport and activities can really add up.
“The government has allocated $207 million over the next four years to help parents with the costs of getting their kids into sport.”
Mr Marshall said parents could register online with Service NSW to receive their $100 voucher to provide to their approved sport or physical activity club or organisation.
“Active kids are happy and healthy kids and this is going to make a difference to many families,” Mr Marshall said. “This program means that every child in our region has the opportunity to be fit and active in their community.
“From today parents can visit the Active Kids website to see a list of approved providers. More organisations will be added in the weeks ahead.”
Active Kids is a key initiative of the 2017-18 Budget and will not be means-tested. It supports the Premier’s Priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over 10 years.
Parents have until 31st December this year to claim and use their voucher at sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or by phoning Service NSW on 13 77 88.