The NSW Liberal National Government’s Active Kids program is now open for 2019 after a successful first year, which saw families across NSW save more than $54 million in children’s sport, fitness and recreation activities.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Hon. Scot MacDonald MLC joined Liberal candidate for The Entrance at 1st Berkeley Vale Scout Hall this afternoon to promote the rebate ahead of the new school year.
Mr MacDonald said the initiative was allowing more Central Coast families to involve their children in sporting activities. So far, 6229 Active Kid vouchers have been redeemed in Gosford, 6716 in Wyong and 3696 in The Entrance.
“It is clear the first year of the program has been a huge success and I want to see even more Central Coast families take advantage of the vouchers and enrol their children in sport in 2019,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The Creative Kids voucher also launched as of January 1 this year, providing $100 for every school-age child to help cover the cost of enrolment for creative and cultural learning activities.”
“The Active Kids and Creative Kids programs are just two of the ways the NSW Liberal National Government is easing cost of living pressures on families.”
Liberal candidate for The Entrance Brian Perrem encouraged families in The Entrance to make full use of both the Active and Creative Kids programs.
“Though my involvement with Scouting I have seen firsthand the benefits of these programs in encouraging more kids to become and stay involved with sporting and cultural pursuits,” Mr Perrem said.
“There were around 50 Active Kids vouchers claimed by Scouts in The Entrance electorate last year with a greater take up expected this year.”
“The NSW Liberal National Government is committed to ensuring that strong fiscal discipline and economic management returns dividends for families to assist with cost of living pressures.”
There are 9600 approved Active Kids providers across NSW. For more information and a list of approved providers, visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids
For further information on the Creative Kids program, including how to register as a provider visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids