Get set for local Get Started Vouchers

The latest round of the Queensland Government’s successful Get Started Voucher program opens today with $2 million on offer.

 

State Member for Morayfield Mark Ryan is encouraging parents to log on and get their application in for the latest round.

 

“These vouchers help out families with sporting club registration costs of up to $150 for their kids, have been one of the Queensland Government’s most popular programs in our region,” Mr Ryan said.

 

“The vouchers help eligible families afford the costs of signing their kids up to their local sport or recreation clubs.

 

“In fact, last round they were so popular we ended up releasing more vouchers.

 

“The vouchers are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so you need to be quick if you want to secure this funding.

 

“I know that there are many families in our community who are feeling the pressure financially and these vouchers will help to take a bit of that pressure off and help their kids get involved in organised sport and recreation activities.”

 

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said more than 13,300 vouchers would be available through Round 10.

 

“More than 4,200 clubs across Queensland have registered for the Get Started Vouchers program, ensuring there is a huge range of activities on offer,” Mr de Brenni said.

 

“In previous July rounds of this program, we’ve seen the highest number of vouchers redeemed for sports such as rugby league, athletics, gymnastics, soccer and swimming.

 

“We know the importance of teaching children to live active lifestyles and these vouchers are important in removing some of the barriers for participation in organised sport and recreation.”

 

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 visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/

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