Active Kids Voucher - Round 2 Open Now!
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Active Kids Voucher - Round 2 Open Now!

Round 2 of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program is now open!

More than 10,000 vouchers were snapped up in the first round to help cover the costs of membership and registration fees, sport equipment and uniforms.

Round 1 also opened more doors to sport with 27 per cent of children who received a voucher joining a local sports club for the first time.

Forty per cent of overall recipients of vouchers from round 1 also indicated they would not have been able to participate in their chosen sport or activity without the financial support provided by the Program.

That’s why we’re ramping up our efforts and reaching out for your organisation’s help to spread the word and raise awareness of the Program so that even more eligible families can apply and receive much needed support for their children to access sport and active recreation opportunities. 

We encourage you to share the Get Active Kids Voucher Program message with your staff, membership base and broader community networks to let them know about the Get Active Kids Voucher Program and that Round 2 is now open.

Eligibility and Program Dates

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their children involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms, and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each.

To be eligible, children must be Victorian residents, aged 4 to 18 and named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, as well as a Medicare Card.

Special consideration also applies for children named on their own valid Health Care Card or residing in Care Services. Additionally, temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants and international students may also be eligible to apply.

The Program is being delivered across four Rounds until 15 April 2022. Applications for vouchers in Round 2 of the program open at 10am on Monday 31 May 2021 and close at 5pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Subject to availability, eligible applicants can apply for up to two vouchers per eligible child in total during the period 1 March 2021 and 15 April 2022, however only one voucher per eligible child can be claimed per Round. Please note that you cannot claim on expenses that you have already successfully claimed in a previous Round of this Program.

In Round 2, applicants can claim eligible expenses incurred between 1 January 2021 and 9 July 2021.

What we need you to do:

  • Please promote the program by utilising the promotional resources we have created which includes posters, social media, web tiles and communications copy for you to place on your own websites and publications as well as send to your membership base and networks promoting Round 2 opening from Monday 31 May 2021. These resources are available at https://www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers/promo-pack/

  • Please also encourage your membership base to forward communications to their respective networks including clubs, associations or community members to also help spread the word about the Program.

To find out more information:

If you have any additional questions that cannot be answered via the above information, or you require further support in assisting to promote the Program, please contact us at getactivekids@sport.vic.gov.au  

I appreciate your assistance in promoting the Get Active Kids Voucher Program and helping to engage more children and young people in sport and active recreation.

We also take this opportunity to remind you that Victoria has moved to circuit breaker restrictions. For more information, visit the Coronavirus website: (https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covidsafe-settings )

Regards, 

Peter Betson

Associate Deputy Secretary - Sport, Recreation & Racing

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions   

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