NSW program helps 400,000 kids become more active

Almost 400,000 Active Kids vouchers have been downloaded to help pay for kids swimming lessons and other active sports in New South Wales, indicating the program’s state-wide success.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says she is thrilled that parents were using the opportunity to download their $100 voucher to cover the cost of sports and active recreation fees.

“It is fantastic to see mums and dads taking advantage of this program to help get their kids active,” she says.

Parents can now register online with Service NSW to receive their $100 voucher to provide to their approved sport or physical activity club or organisation.

Sports Minister Stuart Ayres says that more than 7000 sport and activity organisations have already registered and he expects an influx of new sports to join the list of approved providers from March 1.

“So we are not just talking about traditional sport but physical activities such as swimming, dance lessons, athletics, Scouts and PCYC that parents can use their vouchers on,” he says.

Eligible activities are those that include moderate or intense levels of physical activity of at least eight weeks duration.

Providers can apply online from March 1.

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