Get Started is one of three funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support sport and recreation at the grassroots level.
Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 (GST exclusive), which can be redeemed at a registered sport or recreation club.
Individuals eligible to apply for a voucher are:
– children and young people from the age of five and under the age of 18 who hold or whose parent, carer or guardian holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and who are residents of Queensland
– other children or young people identified by two referral agents.
A maximum of $150 (GST exclusive) per voucher is available to help pay the cost of sport or recreation membership and/or participation fees3. There is a limit of one voucher per child/young person per year.
To obtain a Get Started voucher:
If you are eligible, a voucher with a unique reference number will be generated. Print the voucher and take it to Wolves FC at Registration time . If the membership/participation fees are more than $150, the parent/guardian/carer would be required to pay the difference. If the membership/participation fees are less than $150, the department will pay the club for the membership/participation fees only. The balance is not redeemable in cash or as payment for individual items to participate in the activity (such as jerseys, boots etc.).
You can redeem your voucher at Wolves FC ( Wynnum District Soccer Club Inc) as the club is registered with Get Started.
A list of registered sport and recreation clubs is available at www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/
For further information about Get Started, contact a local Sport and Recreation Services advisor on
1300 656 191 or visit www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/getinthegame.