KidSport kids still getting to play on and in Council facilities
WALGA welcomes the State Government’s continued support of the KidSport voucher program, notably its doubling the amount of financial assistance available per child from $150 to $300, each year.
State President Karen Chappel applauded the move,
“For more than 10 years Kidsport has been a brilliant initiative helping kids and their families to play sport, be part of their community, be active and have fun.”
“We are very proud that clubs with KidSport kids will continue to train and play on our Local Government-provided sporting ovals, hard courts, pitches, and in our recreation centres and pools.
”This provides an opportunity for children and families to connect with their community clubs through sport”.
Cr Chappel commended the Government on its continued commitment to the KidSport program.
“The increased financial support that eligible families will receive through the program will make sport accessible to more Western Australian children and will help to relieve the cost-of-living pressures on families,” she said.
Families struggling to cover the cost of registering their children in community sport can now apply for up to $300 in KidSport vouchers per child, each financial year, over the next two years.
The vouchers can be put towards club fees, equipment, and uniforms, making sport more accessible and affordable for West Australian families.
KidSport is open to eligible 5-18 year olds. For more information visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website