Member for Mildura, Jade Benham is encouraging local families and sporting organisations to make the most of the latest round of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program.
“This Program will support children and families with the cost of participating and playing local sport,” said Ms Benham.
Through the program, eligible families can apply for vouchers of up to $200 per child to use at their registered provider without the worry of upfront costs.
“Each voucher can be used to pay for memberships, registration fees, uniforms, and equipment across a wide range of sporting codes and recreation activities,” Said Ms Benham.
The program encourages children to participate in physical activity and maximises support for families who face additional barriers to participating in community sport.
“With the cost of living crisis, this is a small help that can improve our children’s health and wellbeing opportunities,” said Ms Benham.
For voucher recipients to be eligible, they must be aged 18 and under, a Victorian resident, named on a valid Commonwealth Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and named on a valid Medicare Card at the time of application.
Applications will close once the allocation has been exhausted. Vouchers can be used up to 30 April 2024.
For more information about the program and to apply, visit getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers