ACTIVE KIDS REBATE PROGRAM
HAFC, will be a provider of the Active Kids rebate program
WHAT IS THE ACTIVE KIDS REBATE PROGRAM?
The NSW Government announced the Active Kids Rebate in the 2017-18 State Budget on June 19, 2017. The rebate supports the NSW Premier’s, Gladys Berejiklian, priority to reduce overweight and obesity rates of children by 5 per cent over 10 years. Also, the rebate aims to reduce the cost of sports registration or membership fees for after-school, weekend and structured fitness or physical activity. “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,” said Sports Minister Stuart Ayres.
HOW LONG DOES THE SPORTING REBATE LAST FOR?
$207 million for over four years starting 1 January 2018. This means that parents will be able to claim the Active Kids Rebate of $100 each year for each child until 2022 to reduce the cost of getting their kids into sporting teams or fitness activities like school holiday sports camps.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE REBATE?
The $100 Active Kids Rebate is available to families of all income levels. It will not be means tested. To qualify for the rebate, your child must be enrolled in a school in NSW. It will be available to every school child wanting to get active in their community through sport and active recreation.
According to the NSW Government Office of Sport, the types of sporting activities the rebate could be used to pay for could include: traditional sport such as netball, football or basketball; swimming classes or lessons; as well as other fitness or physical activities such as gymnastics or athletics.
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