Get in the Game - Get Started
Get in the Game is the Newman Government’s new initiative to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level. Today, Get Started, one of the three new funding programs that form this three year commitment, will open for eligible children and young people to apply for a voucher, valued up to $150, to help pay for club membership and participation fees.
We have committed funding of $6 million for the Get Started program over the next three years, which will provide at least 40,000 vouchers to those children who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Children and young people from the age of five and under the age of 18 who hold or whose parent, guardian or carer holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible to receive a voucher. Alternatively, they may be recommended by referral agents, such as school teachers, guidance counsellors, and your local government councillor.
To date, more than 2,100 sport and recreation clubs are registered for Get Started. If you have not registered your club, I encourage you to register for the Get Started program so that children and young people who qualify for a voucher will be able to redeem them at your club. Full details of Get Started and how you can register are available online at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au.
If you have already registered for Get Started, your club will shortly receive further details on the reimbursement process for vouchers from the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. You can also view further information on the processes for the vouchers on the department’s website.
Thank you for your commitment to providing sport and recreation activities and programs in our local communities. The Newman Government is committed to ensuring as many young Queenslanders as possible enjoy the many great benefits that sport and recreation offer. We are pleased to back up this commitment with tangible assistance through the Get in the Game program.
Should you have any further questions in regards to Get Started, please email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Dickson MP
Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing