Extra $750,000 for Get Started vouchers
An extra $750,000 available to help up to 5,000 Queensland children Get Started!
Posted on 01.02.2017
Treasurer and Minister for Sport Curtis Pitt has made an extra $750,000 available to help up to 5,000 Queensland children kick-start their involvement in organised sport or recreational activities through Round 9 of the popular Get Started vouchers program.
Mr Pitt said high demand for the $150 vouchers in the current Round 9 of the Get Started program had led him to boost funding.
“The vouchers flew out the door last week when the current round of online applications opened, exhausting almost all of the original allocation of $4.2 million in the current round,” Mr Pitt said.
“I want to see as many young Queenslanders as possible taking the opportunity to be involved in sport which is why I have increased the budget for this current round.
“The extra vouchers will be available online from 9.15 am this Thursday.
“With extra funds now available in Round 9, we will be able to help as many as 5,000 more children to get involved in their favourite sport or recreation activity.”
Mr Pitt said the Get Started vouchers program helped Queensland children whose families may not otherwise be able to afford the cost of joining a sport or recreational club.
Minister for Sport, The Honourable Curtis Pitt
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