FairPlay vouchers getting kids into sport

Symke Parry
Symke Parry

FairPlay vouchers are all about getting kids into sport and the next round of this funding opens on 24 January 2024 at 9am.

While most sporting organisations try to keep their fees affordable for families, the FairPlay vouchers, valued at $150 each, make a big difference, especially at the beginning of the year when families have other commitments such as back to school supplies.

Chez Tomlinson from Canungra Owls said the vouchers are welcomed by the Club.

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“We welcome the FairPlay vouchers,” she said.

“Registrations are open most of the season but team nominations need to be in to Football Queensland first week of February so ideally we’d like players registered by as soon as possible to ensure team allocations are sorted out in time,” she said.

To be eligible the child must be a Queensland resident aged between 5-17 years of age and not have received a voucher in the current calendar year.

A parent, carer or guardian must hold a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

When the FairPlay funding round is open, parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child, which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. 

Many local clubs including Canungra Area Golf Club, Beaudesert Rifle Club, Beechmont Netball Club and Beechmont Tennis Club all accept Fair Play vouchers.

Participation is not limited to sporting organisations, the Beaudesert Scout Group and Girl Guides are also able to accept the vouchers.

FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions and more information can be found at https://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay.

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