THE Tasmanian Government is urging Brighton Municipality parents and carers to take part in its Ticket to Play sports voucher program. After a successful pilot program in 2019 and early in 2020, the Tasmanian Government has committed $1 million a year to Ticket to Play for a further four years.
Minister for Sport Jane Howlett said cost was one of the major barriers to children participating in organised sport.
“The key objective of Ticket to Play is to increase the number of young Tasmanians playing sport by addressing the cost barrier to joining a club,” Ms Howlett said.
“Since its inception, Ticket to Play has been a great success, allowing thousands of eligible young Tasmanians the opportunity to participate in their chosen sport.”
Under the 2020-21 program, parents of eligible children can now apply for two vouchers of up to $I00 each to go towards the cost of sporting club membership. Children aged five to 17 who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card or in Out of Home Care are eligible.
Vouchers can be used for membership or registration fees at approved activity providers, including Tasmanian sporting clubs, Scout, Girl Guide and Cadet organisations that meet certain criteria.
With the easing of restrictions in Tasmania and return to play for many sport and recreation organisations, we are keen to promote participation in sport and recreation as a vital part of Tasmania’s recovery from COVID-I9. By providing two vouchers per eligible child, each worth up to $ I00,
“We hope to encourage more Tasmanian children to get back into sport and to being active in their communities,” Ms Howlett said.
The key objective of Ticket to Play is to increase the number of young Tasmanians playing sport by addressing the cost barrier to joining a club.
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