A range of budget measures in the NSW budget will help with the cost of living, including a new Creative Kids Rebate to save families $100 per school child to help meet the cost of creative extra-curricular activities.
From 1 January 2019, parents will be able to access both the $100 Active Kids voucher and the $100 Creative Kids Rebate each year for every school-aged child.
Parents will be able to access the rebate online or in person at a Service NSW centre.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said easing the cost-of-living pressures for parents and helping children learn and experience new activities was central to Creative Kids.
“We want to give every encouragement and every opportunity for children to try new things and have the best start in life,” Mr Perrottet said.
“For a family with two children, Creative and Active Kids combined will save you $400 a year.”
The NSW Government is helping kids get creative with the new Creative Kids program.
From 1 January 2019, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school.
The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for creative arts, speech, drama, dance, digital design, coding, and music lessons and activities.
The voucher can be used at any time during the calendar year it was issued.
To use the voucher, give the details to your registered activity provider.
The program runs year-round, so kids can get creative at any time. Further details HERE.
A $100 annual “Active Kids rebate” will also be paid to parents for each school aged child who engages in sport or swimming lessons. You can find more info on the active kids rebate here.
What a great initiative! I would love to see this in every state.
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