The NSW Government’s Active Kids program is now open for 2019, after a successful first year.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, joined Liberal candidate for The Entrance, Brian Perrem, at First Berkeley Vale Scout Hall, on January 8, to promote the rebate ahead of the new school year.
MacDonald said the initiative was allowing more Central Coast families to involve their children in sporting activities.
So far, 6,716 Active Kids Vouchers had been redeemed in Wyong, and 3,696 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 enroll their children in sport this year,” MacDonald said.
“The Creative Kids voucher also launched as of January 1, providing $100 for every school-age child to help cover the cost of enrolment for creative and cultural learning activities,” he added.
“The Active Kids and Creative Kids programs are just two of the ways the NSW Government is easing cost of living pressures on families.”
Brian Perrem encouraged families in the The Entrance electorate 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.
“There were around 50 Active Kids’ vouchers claimed by Scouts in the The Entrance electorate last year, with a greater take up expected this year,” he said.
Media release, Jan 8
Kit Hale, Office of Scot MacDonald