Get set for the next round of Get Started Vouchers

Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni has encouraged parents to get ready to secure a Get Started Voucher for their child with the next round of applications set to open this week. 

Mr de Brenni said $2 million had been allocated for Round 10 of the program, which opens on Wednesday 12 July. 

“These vouchers, up to the value of $150, have been one of the Queensland Government’s most popular programs, helping those who are least able to afford it with the costs of joining their local sport or recreation club,” Mr de Brenni said. 

“Demand for the last round of Get Started Vouchers was so high we had to reopen the round and release more. 

“Vouchers are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so you need to be quick if you want to secure this funding. 

“We know family budgets are under incredible pressure and these vouchers have been an enormous benefit to Queensland families in helping them to get their children involved in organised sport and recreation activities. 

“For any eligible parent who is keen to get their hands on a voucher for their child in this round, I would encourage them to pre-register for this latest round of Get Started Vouchers now.” 

Mr de Brenni said more than 13,300 vouchers would be available through Round 10. 

“More than 4,200 clubs across Queensland have registered for the Get Started Vouchers program, ensuring there is a huge range of activities on offer,” he said. 

“In previous July rounds of this program, we’ve seen the highest number of vouchers redeemed for sports such as rugby league, athletics, gymnastics, soccer and swimming. 

“We know the importance of teaching children to live active lifestyles and these vouchers are important in removing some of the barriers for participation in organised sport and recreation.” 

Get Started Vouchers is an initiative under the Queensland Government’s successful Get in the Game funding program, aimed at supporting grassroots sport and recreation. 

For more information on Get Started Vouchers and details on how to set up a QGrants account, visit: https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/