Government kicks off Get Started program
THE Newman Government’s Get Started initiative will provide up to $47 million to introduce more Queensland children to sport and recreation.
Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan said the government’s flagship Get in the Game program was helping to lower the cost of living for Queenslanders by reducing the costs of club registrations and funding better sports equipment and infrastructure, with Get Started one of its three components.
“The latest funding round for Get Started opened this week and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help children whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club,” Mr Costigan said.
“Get Started was designed to encourage more young people to get into sport or recreation, and to ease the financial burden on fami- lies. I encourage those families in Mackay and the Whitsundays who think they may be eligible for a voucher to find out more about this program as soon as possible.”
Mr Costigan, who previously advised the former Howard Government on sport policy before entering parliament, said the Newman Government was committed to helping young Queenslanders be active.
“I’m a huge fan of our Get in the Game program which has been a big hit in its first couple of years,” he said.
“It’s all about our commitment to get more young Queenslanders involved in recreation and sport at the grassroots and we are delivering.”
For more information on how to apply for a Get Started voucher visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.