Barambah Under 10s/11s football team of 2019. Picture: File
Barambah Under 10s/11s football team of 2019. Picture: File

Vouchers on offer to help kids get involved in sport

A NEW decade of sport is upon us and a number of clubs throughout the South Burnett region are about to get the ball rolling for 2020.

Participating in sport or physical activity from a young age can be greatly beneficial, however sometimes costs can get in the way.

Applications for the second round of the Queensland Government's FairPlay vouchers open today and offer $150 per child, per year.

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a $150 voucher to go towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or fees.

To be eligible, the child must be between 5-17 years of age and the parent or carer must have a Department of Human Services health care card or pension concession card with the child's name on it.

Alternatively, children can be referred by a registered referral agent.

Applicants must create an account for QGrants online to access the grant.

Applications close on April 1, and vouchers expire on May 13.

A full directory of eligible sports under the scheme can be found here.

For applications and more information, visit www.wld.gov.au or call 13 QGOV (1343 2584).