Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe

January 22, 2021

Applications are now open for Round 4 of the State Government’s “FairPlay” scheme which aims to help low-income families enrol children in their favourite sport or activity.

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers

Sport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the government was investing $7.5 million to help pay the club registration fees of up to 50,000 young Queenslanders.

“FairPlay reduces one of the barriers standing between some young Queenslanders making the team – the cost of joining a club,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“There are many sports and activities to choose from including cricket, tennis, football, basketball, netball, scouts, roller skating, equestrian, calisthenics, canoeing, BMX, cheer-leading and martial arts.

“We have more than 4500 registered activity providers across the State.”

Families with children aged 5 to 17 years may be eligible for FairPlay.

Parents or guardians should have a valid Health Care card or Pensioner Concession card with the child’s name on it or be identified by a registered referral agent such as a youth worker or child safety officer.

Applications close on March 17, unless vouchers are exhausted prior.

Vouchers should be presented to activity providers by May 12 and be redeemed by providers by May 26.

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