Active Kids Rebate
Recently, the NSW Government announced a $207 million commitment (over four years) to increase the physical activity levels of school-aged children in NSW. Here’s the Active Kids program, at a glance…
What is the Active Kids Rebate program?
The NSW government will provide a rebate through a voucher system to the parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities. The initiative is designed to reduce the barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviours of children and young people in NSW.
Who is eligible to claim the voucher?
Every family in NSW with a child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 (4.5 to 18 years old) will be eligible for the Active Kids Rebate. It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually between 2018 and 2021.
There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school.
What can the voucher be used for?
The voucher can be used for registration or participation fees associated with after-school, weekend sport and structured physical activity programs, that last for 8-10 weeks. The vouchers will be redeemable through approved sport, fitness and physical activity providers upon registration.
Who will administer the program?
The Office of Sport will work in partnership with Treasury and Service NSW to implement the systems required to enable families to access their voucher through an on-line process.
When will the program be introduced?
From 31 January 2018, families will be able to claim their voucher/s online from the NSW government.
How do I register to become a provider?
Tennis NSW will work closely with the Office of Sport to support the registration of it’s affiliated clubs and coaches in order to become approved providers through the Active Kids Rebate – the early bird period is now closed and registrations will open January 31.
What kind of tennis activities will be supported?
Regular activities lasting 8-10 weeks that contain moderate to vigorous physical activity – Coaching programs (ANZ Tennis Hot Shots, including Community Play) or Competition would be suitable tennis activities.
How will Active Kids be promoted?
The NSW Government will be investing in a public-facing marketing campaign that will hit many households across NSW to increase the awareness of the program.
Tennis NSW will be investing in additional marketing & promotional activities using the existing ANZ Tennis Hot Shots TV commercial, including local area marketing spend to increase the reach.