Kids Get Started again with sport funding

16 Jul 2014 1:03 PMJann Stuckey

16 July 2014 

Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey MP is encouraging Currumbin families to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today.

“This initiativeis successfully lowering the cost of living for local families with 607 vouchers issued in this electorate since the program commenced in 2012,” Ms Stuckey said.

“Get Started officially opened for applications yesterday and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.”

Ms Stuckey said Get Started was designed to encourage more young people to get into sport or recreation, and to ease the financial burden on families.

“Under the first three rounds of the Get Started program almost 54,000 vouchers were issued to help families who struggle with the cost of living to give their children the opportunity to join one of our sport or recreation clubs.

“I strongly encourage local sport and recreation clubs, and families to take advantage of this wonderful program and check if they are eligible to take part.”

Get Started is part of the Queensland Government’s $47.8 million Get in the Game initiative.

For more information on how to apply for a Get Started voucher, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au.

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