Glen Elmes urges Noosa kids to Get Started again with sport funding

 

Noosa families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today.

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said the initiative was successfully lowering the cost of living for local families with 843 vouchers issued in the Noosa electorate since the program commenced.

“Get Started officially opens for applications on 15 July and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.”

Mr Elmes said Get Started was designed to encourage more young people to get into sport or recreation and to ease the financial burden on families for them to do so.

As a government, we are committed to helping young Queenslanders be active,” he said.

Mr Elmes said under the first three rounds of the Get Started program almost 54,000 vouchers were issued to help families who struggle with the cost of living to give their children the opportunity to join one of our sport or recreation clubs.

“I strongly encourage local sport and recreation clubs and families to take advantage of this wonderful program and check if they are eligible to take part.”

Get Started is part of the Queensland Government’s $47.8 million Get in the Game initiative.

For more information on how to apply for a Get Started voucher, visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au.

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