Supporting students to get active at school and at home
New funding and voucher programs will help get students moving and involved in physical activity
The Victorian Government has announced $45.2 million in funding to support participation in community and school sports in 2021.
The funding initiative will comprise of two programs:
– the $24.2 million Active Schools initiative
– the $21 million Get Active Kids Voucher Program.
Together, the two programs will work to increase opportunities for Victorian kids and teens to move more and sit less as part of a supporting the joint strategy between the Ministers for Education, Community Sport and Health to create active schools, active kids and active communities.
Get Active Kids Voucher Program
To support community sport participation, families will be eligible for vouchers to help support their children get involved in organised activities as part of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program.
Under the program, up to 100,000 children will be eligible for $200 vouchers to help with the cost of sports equipment, uniforms or memberships.
Sport and Recreation Victoria will announce eligibility criteria and details on how families can apply for funding over the coming months.