We know a lot of our members are keen to know more about the new Active Kids Rebate program. We think this program is a great initiative to encourage juniors into our sport and as a Club we strongly support removing barriers to participation in netball. Here is bit more information about the program, eligibility and when it will be introduced.
What is the Active Kids Rebate program?
The NSW Government will provide a rebate through a voucher system to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities such as netball registration fees.
Who is eligible to claim the voucher?
Every family in NSW with a child enrolled in school from Kindergarten to year 12 will be eligible for the Active Kids Rebate.
It will not be means tested and one voucher will be available for every child in the family annually over the next four years.
There will be no limits on the number of applications per family, as long as every child is enrolled in school.
What can the voucher be used for?
The voucher can be used for registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend sport and structured physical activity programs, including swimming lessons, from a wide range of providers.
Netball is an eligible sport under this program. This means families can save a considerable amount of money on Junior player and NetSetGo registration fees in 2018!
When will the program be introduced?
From January 2018 families will be able to claim their voucher/s online from the NSW Government.
Where can I find more information?
SHW Netball will continue inform existing and new members as the program details are further developed. We recommend following us on social media (Facebook and Instragram) to stay up to date on this topic.