What is Get Started Vouchers?
Get Started Vouchers is one of the funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support sport and active recreation at the grassroots level. Get Started Vouchers assists children and young people who can least afford, or may otherwise benefit from, joining a sport or active recreation club. Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher1 valued up to $150, which can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club that is registered for Get Started Vouchers.
Who is eligible?
Eligible applicants are Queensland children and young people aged from 5 to 17 (inclusive) who either:
hold or whose parent, carer or guardian hold a valid Centrelink Health Care Card2 or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it; or
are identified by a registered referral agent3 .
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 fees4 . There is a limit of one voucher per child/young person per calendar year.