Parents of school children have been encouraged to take advantage of the new $100 Active Kids Rebate for sporting and fitness related costs.
Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch, welcomed the release of the Active Kids Rebate Guidelines, explaining how families can take advantage of the rebate from January 31.
“This rebate addresses one of the most important issues across our local community: easing the cost of living for families,” Mr Crouch said.
“We all know how household costs can add up and want to ease the pressure on families where we can, so we are encouraging parents to take advantage of this rebate,” he said.
Eligible activities include traditional sports such as netball, football or cricket, as well as other fitness or physical activities, such as swimming classes or dance.
Minister for Sport, Mr Stuart Ayres, said that next year, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school enrolled child, per calendar year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of eligible sport and fitness activities.
“This $100 will reduce a barrier that stops kids from playing more sport,” Mr Ayres said.
“Through Active Kids, we want to make sport more affordable and continue our target of reducing childhood obesity rates by five per cent over 10 years.”
Parents will be able to register for the voucher online or through Service NSW Centres, from January 31.
Media release, Nov 21
Ben Sheath, office of Adam Crouch