It’s set to be a summer to remember for kids with the NSW Government’s Active Kids program extended to include school holiday sports and recreation activities.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said families could now use the $100 Active Kids voucher to enrol their children in eligible school holiday programs, helping ease pressure on family budgets.
“These school holidays will be a summer NSW kids never forget with hundreds of sports activities to be added to the Active Kids program, so children can get active, have fun and enjoy the outdoors,” Mr Perrottet said.
“So, whether the little ones want to do their favourite sport or try something new, the Active Kids program and NSW Government has got kids covered this summer.”
Treasurer Matt Kean said the Active Kids vouchers would be expanded to include sport and recreation activities during the school holidays, which are delivered for a minimum of four hours, or over at least five sessions.
“Active Kids has turbocharged sporting participation across NSW, with more than 4.67 million vouchers redeemed, saving families $462 million,” Mr Kean said.
“We’re expanding the program so more kids can get active and more parents can get through the summer school holidays without breaking the bank.”
Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the Active Kids program is a nation-leading NSW initiative delivering enormous benefits for community sporting organisations and clubs across the State.
“The Active Kids program has significantly accelerated sporting participation and pumped unprecedented funding into community sporting organisations and clubs,” Mr Henskens said.
“There are more than 11,000 Active Kids providers in NSW and with summer sport in full swing, school holidays are the perfect time to register kids in their favourite sport or recreation activity.”
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said families across the State could use the digital voucher in just a few clicks through the Service NSW app.
“NSW families have embraced the Active Kids program, one of more than 70 Government savings to help ease pressure on households and boost their budgets, with parents giving a 97 per cent thumbs up for the application process,” Mr Dominello said.
“Now with the expansion of the voucher to school holiday sport activities, recreation providers can now simply select ‘school holidays’ in a new drop down feature in their application to begin accepting vouchers.”
Families can access their child’s Active Kids voucher via the Service NSW app or website, attending a Service NSW Centre or by calling Service NSW on 13 77 88.
For further information on the Active Kids Program, visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au/active-kids.