An extra $750,000 is now being made available to help up to 5,000 Queensland children kick-start their involvement in organised sport or recreational activities through Round 9 of the popular Get Started vouchers program.
BEST BE QUICK – The extra vouchers will be available online from 9.15 am today.
Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt says the high demand for the $150 vouchers in the current Round 9 of the Get Started program had led him to boost funding.
“The vouchers flew out the door last week when the current round of online applications opened, exhausting almost all of the original allocation of $4.2 million in the current round.”
the Get Started vouchers program aims to help Queensland children whose families may not otherwise be able to afford the cost of joining a sport or recreational club.
The vouchers provide up to $150 to help eligible children cover the cost of membership or participation fees at a local club.
They are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
More than 4,100 clubs across Queensland were registered for the Get Started vouchers program, ensuring a huge range of activities on offer.
For more information on how to apply for Get Started Vouchers, visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame