South Australian Govt Sports Vouchers program
What is the Sports Vouchers program?
Sports Vouchers is a State Government initiative administered by the Office for Recreation and Sport (ORS). The program is an opportunity for primary school age children from Reception to Year 7 to receive a $50 discount from sports club/membership fees. All children in South Australia will receive a letter from the Premier at school (or home if home-schooled) informing them of Sports Vouchers and how it works. Clubs and providers can then offer a $50 discount on joining fees and recoup that money directly from the Office for Recreation and Sport. The purpose is to increase the numbers of children playing organised sport and to reduce the costs for parents.
What can the $50 be used for?
The $50 can be used towards membership fees which provide access to a minimum 10 week sports program. The discount cannot be used for equipment purchase or a one-off ‘come and try’ type event.
When will the program start?
The letters will be sent to schools during weeks 2-4 of Term 1 2015. Clubs and providers can pre-register to be part of the program from 30 November 2014. Claims can be made until 31 December 2015.
South Port SLSC is registered to be part of this fantastic initiative.
To read more about the program please visit: www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au