Monday, December 11, 2017

$100 Active Kids rebate to be launched in 2018

Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock is encouraging parents of school children to take advantage of the $100 ‘Active Kids’ rebate for sporting and fitness related costs launching early next year.

Mrs Hancock said the ‘Active Kids’ Rebate Guidelines released today explains how families can take advantage of the rebate from January 31 next year.

“From 31 January 2018 parents will be able to log into the Service NSW Active Kids account to find registered providers for their preferred activity and those operating in the region,” Mrs Hancock said.

“The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.

“The aim of the initiative is to reduce barriers to participation, assist in relieving cost of living pressures and help change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.

“Every parent wants to be able to provide their child with as many opportunities as they can, yet often families find household costs can add up and the financial strain limits or restricts their child’s ability to take part in extracurricular sporting activities.

“This rebate will go a long way to helping South Coast parents ease their cost of living while also getting kids active and opening up doors for them

“Every dollar counts in the household budget and this is $100 for each child back into the pockets of mums and dads so more kids can play sport,” Mrs Hancock said.

The Office of Sport is continuing to work active recreation peak bodies and State Sporting Organisations to pre-load them into the Service NSW Active Kids platform to ensure parents can redeem vouchers with a wide range of registered providers on launch of the program.

From 31 January 2018, parents/guardians/carers of an eligible child resident in NSW will be able to download vouchers from the online platform or at any Service NSW Centre.

Guidelines are available to view at www.sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids.

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