Get Started Voucher Program – Opens Wednesday 25 January 2017
Round 9 of the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, Get Started Voucher program will open on Wednesday 25 January 2017
The Get Started Program assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club by providing a voucher of $150 to help pay for membership and/or registration fees.
Vouchers are issued on a first come first served basis so please encourage your families to apply early.
*IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING REFERRAL AGENTS*
If the child/young person or their parent/carer/guardian holds a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, they can apply online as soon as the round opens. These children do not need to use the referral agent process.
Other children who do not hold one of these cards can still apply for a voucher if they have been identified by a referral agent. The Department now requires that eligible referral agents register with the Department to be able to refer children and young people for a voucher. Further details regarding referral agent criteria and eligibility requirements are on the website, along with fact sheets for parents and referral agents.
Who can apply?
Children and young people from the age of 5 to 17 (inclusive) who are residents of Queensland and:
• hold or whose Parent, Guardian or Carer hold a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
• Other children or young people identified by a registered referral agent (please note recent changes to the referral agents process).
For more information visit: Get Started Vouchers
To assist parents / guardians in setting up and Qgrants account: 2017 Get Started Applying for a voucher
To assist parents / guardians in applying for a voucher: 2017 Get Started Fact Sheet for Parents
For more information regarding the new referral agent process: 2017 Get Started Fact Sheet for Referral Agents
Round 9 Get Started Voucher Program opens: 25 January 2017
Round 10 Get Started Voucher Program opens: 12 July 2017