Money for active children
PARENTS who have kids playing sport have been singled out in the State Budget to receive a $100 rebate to help cover participation costs.
Tweed MP Geoff Provest said the money would encourage kids to remain active and ease the pressure on local parents.
“I would estimate we have about 14,000 kids in the town that actually play sport, so that’s $1.4 million,” he said.
“So it’s a really great thing to keep kids active and also help parents.
“I had kids too and it’s a costly exercise. And it also applies to things like girl guides and scouts.”
State Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the Active Kids Rebate will be available for every family with children in school from early next year. He said families would be able to claim the rebate on items such as sports registration and membership costs, as well as swimming lesson fees.
“Tearing around the sports ground is the best thing about being a kid, but sports registration and lesson fees can really add up for families,” Mr Perrottet said. “Our budget will lower that cost for every schoolchild in NSW.”