We will reduce the cost of living for families and give more primary school aged children the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation by giving families a $100 voucher per child per calendar year towards the cost of membership or registration fees.
We will also give certainty to this program by providing funding each year over the next four years and expanding the criteria for funding to enable a wider variety of active recreational pursuits to be eligible.
Every child wishing to participate in organised sport should have the opportunity to do so.
Organised sport and recreational activities have proven health, confidence and physical benefits to a child at a vital time of life and investing in this area is an important way to tackle childhood obesity.
Unfortunately, the rising cost of living is impacting families and sports clubs – with families increasingly unable to afford membership fees and sports clubs being forced to raise membership fees to keep up with their increasing costs.
We want to increase the number of primary school children playing organised sport by reducing cost as a barrier to participating.
That’s why we will give families vouchers to offset the cost of club membership and registration, giving more children the opportunity to be healthy and active.