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An ‘Active Kids Rebate’ will be available for every family with children in school from early next year.
The NSW Budget will lower that cost for every school child in NSW, making sport more accessible, helping families out and reducing barriers to healthy activity.
The health of our children is a priority for every parent and I hope this rebate is the difference it takes to enable parents to enrol their child in the sport of their choice.
Families will be able to claim the rebate on items such as sports registration and membership costs, as well as swimming lesson fees.
The annual rebate will not be means tested and available for every school child wanting to get involved in community sport and fitness.
I would love to see more young people participating in sport, the NSW Government knows that promoting active habits early is a key factor for ensuring a generation of healthy kids and tackling rising obesity rates.
Parents will be able to register online and can take a sports voucher to a registered sports club or provider to receive their rebate.
Whether it’s strapping on their boots, donning a netball bib or pulling on their team colours, this is about making sure families don’t have to stretch their budgets to ensure their kids are active and healthy.
The ‘Active Kids Rebate’ is a key initiative in the 2017-18 Budget and supports the Premier’s priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by five per cent over 10 years.
From 1 January 2018, parents will be able to claim up to $100 per school child, per calendar year, as a voucher to reduce the cost of sport registration or membership fees for after-school and weekend sport, and active recreation activities.