New rebate for families with active kids
From 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school-aged child, per year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school and weekend sport, and active recreation activities.
These activities could include sports such as:
- swimming classes or lessons
The Active Kids Rebate is a key initiative in the 2017-18 NSW Budget and supports the Premier’s priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over 10 years.
Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said the annual rebate would be available for every school child wanting to get involved in community sport and fitness.
“We would love to see more young people participating in sport, we know promoting active habits early is a key factor for ensuring a generation of healthy kids and tackling rising obesity rates,” Mr Ayres said.
Parents will be able to register online and can take a sports voucher to a registered sports club or provider to receive their rebate.