Families across NSW are relishing the $100 rebate announced for sporting and fitness related costs announced as part of this week’s budget.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said $207 million has been allocated across four years to provide all school aged children with an ‘Active Kids Rebate’ on sporting related costs.
“Our Active Kids Rebate will put $100 per school aged child back in the pocket of parents to help cover the cost of getting their kids into sport,” Ms Berejikian said.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the Government’s strong economic management has enabled a real saving for families and reduced barriers to healthy activity.
“This is a fantastic initiative which aims to reduce cost of living pressures for families and supports the Premier’s priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over 10 years,” Mr Perrottet said.
“Whether your active child plays sport such as netball, football or basketball; swimming classes, gymnastics or athletics, this is an initiative we’re extremely proud of.”
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres said families will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year from 1 January 2018 for after-school, weekend and school holiday sport and active recreation activities.
“In NSW we love our sport, and this year’s budget gives a record $401 million funding to invest in our major and community sporting facilities and encourage healthier lifestyles,” Mr Ayres said.
“The Active Kids Rebate will mean savings for thousands of families and ensure children can attend team sports as well as recreational programs such as swimming.”
Parents will be able to register online and can take a sports voucher to a registered sports club or provider to receive their rebate.
Further detail is available on the NSW Office of Sport website https://sport.nsw.gov.au/