January 21, 2020
Round 2 of the State Government’s “Fair Play” voucher program – which provides $150 vouchers for eligible young people to play sport – opens on Wednesday (January 22).
Sport Minister Mick de Brenni said the scheme had helped 256,523 young Queenslanders since 2015 pay registration and membership fees at sporting clubs.
“Every young person deserves the chance to get out there with their mates and have a go, so we’ve worked hard to ensure that process keeps getting easier,” he said.
“We responded to calls for easier access, as well as expanded eligibility for dance schools in remote Queensland as well as just being able to get fit at a local community-run gym.
“Later in 2020 we’ll evaluate these initiatives, so I encourage families wanting to try them to have a go, or get in contact with us and tell us what they think.”
Fair Play vouchers are available to Queenslanders aged 5 to 17 who hold – or whose parent, carer or guardian holds – a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card, or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.
For more information and to apply, visit www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay/apply