Queensland Government media release
Up to 13,300 Queensland kids are about to receive a helping hand to start playing sport with Round 10 of the Queensland Government’s Get Started Vouchers program.
Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the program is one of the Queensland Government’s most popular grants programs, with $2 million allocated toward the $150 vouchers in this round.
“We want to make sure that kids have opportunities to get involved in sport and active recreation, but we also know many family budgets are under pressure,” Mr de Brenni said.
“Get Started Vouchers can make it easier for families by covering up to $150 in costs to help get kids set up in organised sport.
“Vouchers are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so I’d encourage parents to get online and apply today.”
Mr de Brenni said more than 4,200 clubs across Queensland are registered for the Get Started Vouchers program, with a wide range of activities on offer.
“Organised sport is not just about health and fitness, it’s a chance for kids to have fun and make friends in a supportive environment,” Mr de Brenni said.
“Eligible children can claim one voucher each calendar year, so if you have a child who missed out in Round 9, I’d encourage you to get online and apply for one today.”
Get Started Vouchers is an initiative under the Queensland Government’s successful Get in the Game funding program, aimed at supporting grassroots sport and recreation.
For more information on Get Started Vouchers and details on how to set up a QGrants account, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted