Active Kids Voucher: Everything you Need to Know
The Active Kids Voucher is a fantastic initiative from the NSW Government that promotes health, fitness and keeping active among our younger community - we Aussies love our sports after all! Much like the Creative Kids Voucher, the Active Kids program can be accessed for all sorts of fun and exciting programs that encourage Aussie kids to explore activities and programs outside of mainstream school sports.
Here's everything you need to know to make the most of your Vouchers.
How to Apply for the Voucher
The Active Kids Voucher and Creative Kids Voucher are two separate voucher programs but both are applied for via the NSW Government. The Active Kids program awards parents and guardians two $100 vouchers for school-enrolled children (ages 4.5 to 18) to put towards sport and active recreation costs per year. Voucher 1 can be redeemed from January to December and voucher 2 can be redeemed from July to December.
How to use the Active Kids Voucher
One common misconception about the Voucher is that it can only be used to cover the costs of team sports. We're thrilled to reveal that the Active Kids Voucher can be applied to just about any recreational activity, just as long as the activity is run via a registered provider with the NSW Governments Active Kids program and that the activity runs for a minimum of 8 weeks.
Sydney is full of active programs kids will love getting involved in throughout the year. From swimming, golf, cycling, and even indoor trampoline fun, there are loads of places where you can redeem your Voucher and the kids can learn and love a new sport or activity in 2021!
Here are our top picks for NSW Active Kids Voucher providers:
BlueFit: Swimming, basketball, gymnastics, junior golf, dance, chess... you name it and BlueFit provides it! With locations across Sydney including Lane Cove, Hurstville, Mosman and more, you'll find a BlueFit kids' program to fit the bill.
Rippers Watersport Academy: Few locations are better for keeping active than stunning Sydney Harbour. Rippers Watersport Academy in Rose Bay is a proud Active Kids provider and offers windsurfing and sailing for kids aged 10 to 17.
Sky Zone: One of the last places we'd think you could use your Vouchers but it's true! Uber cool Sky Zone offers redemption for Vouchers when you enrol in one of their Sky School programs.
YMCA: YMCA NSW are keen to get your kids out and about and active, and are offering a range of activities for school-aged children including swimming, gymnastics and soccer. YMCA have locations all across Sydney.
Scouts NSW: Have your little ones been begging to join Scouts? Well, now they can at a reduced price! Scouts NSW is a fantastic program for kids who love the outdoors and love adventure. From camping to fishing, hiking, canoeing and plenty more, joining Scouts NSW is one BIG adventure.
Surf Life Saving NSW: If your kids love swimming and love the beach, joining Surf Life Saving NSW and redeeming their Active Kids Voucher will be one of the most exciting things they do this year. The Surf Life Saving Nippers program is renowned throughout Australia and is a fantastic way for kids to keep fit, meet friends, and gain confidence against the backdrop of a stunning Sydney beach.
PCYC NSW: Martial arts, soccer, gymnastics, gym & fitness, school holiday programs and more are on offer at one of the many PCYC locations across Sydney, and the best part? All of these programs can be used to redeem your Vouchers for 2021!
Let's Go Surfing: Use your Voucher to book your kids in for an 8-week surfing camp in Sydney. Let's Go Surfing has programs in Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach during the school holidays and are suitable for beginners.
Sydney Archery: Have a budding archer in the family? Sydney Archery runs several archery programs throughout the year, so there's never been a better time to use your Voucher to reduce the costs.
Hive Active: If your little one loves the gym and loves getting fit, Hive Active's CrossFit Kids and Teen Term programs are the perfect fitness find in 2021.
Golf NSW: Is 2021 their year to work on their golf swing? With over 360 golf clubs across NSW, Golf NSW has a golfing program to suit and is a proud Voucher provider.
Cycling NSW: Cycling NSW is a registered Active Kids provider and offers Junior Ride Memberships for all budding cyclists in Sydney!
Carlile Swimming: Offering small classes and an industry-leading approach, Carlile Swimming is a great place to use your Voucher at a range of Sydney locations!
Is your kid's favourite sport or activity not on the list? Use the NSW Government website search tool to find an Active Kids provider today.
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