Dr Anthony Lynham


$150 to help kids join local clubs


14 July 2016 –

Round 8 of the Get Started Vouchers program is now open.

The program helps eligible families with up to $150 towards the cost of joining a new sport or recreation club.

These vouchers provide valuable opportunties for Queenslanders to get involved with sport and recreation clubs at a grassroots level.

There are around 4,000 clubs around Queensland registered for the program and 22 right here in the Electorate of Stafford. With so many local clubs involved there’s a wide range of activities to get involved in, from junior football through to circus.

Get Started Vouchers assist children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from, joining a sport or active recreation club. Eligible children can apply for a voucher (up to $150) which can then be redeemed at a sport or recreation club that is registered for the Vouchers.

Who is eligible?
Queensland children and young people aged 5 to 17 (inclusive) who either:

  • hold, or whose parent, carer, or guardian hold a valid Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the Child’s name on it; or
  • are identified by two referral agents.
What funding is available?

A maximum of $150 per voucher is available to help pay the cost of sport or recreation membership and/or participation fees. There is a limit of one voucher per child/young person per year.

Where can I redeem the voucher?

A list of registered sport and recreation clubs is available here www.recreation.npsr.qld.gov.au/club-locator/


Applications open 13 July 2016 and close 28 September 2016 (or earlier if fully allocated)

To apply visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/

For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/

For clubs

Not-for-profit sport and recreation clubs, P&C associations, and registered sport and recreation businesses affiliated with one of the listed State/National Level Organisations are eligible to register for Get Started Vouchers.

Incorporated not-for-profit sport and recreation clubs that are not affiliated with a listed State/National Level Organisations will need to meet particular criteria to be registered.

To register you club visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/clubs/

Fact sheets

For parents, carers and guardians 2016.07.14_Fact Sheet – Get Started Vouchers – Parents-Carers-Guardians

For clubs 2017.07.14_Fact Sheet – Get Started Vouchers – Clubs