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Media release

Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

Photo: Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

  • ​Back to Sport Program to help communities reconnect and get children back into community sport.
  • Eligible families can claim a $150 KidSport voucher per child to join a sports club.
  • $500 subsidy available for KidSport clubs to assist in the re-engagement of participants and volunteers.
  • Part of Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The $5 million program is part of the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund. It includes an additional $4 million into the KidSport program to immediately enable an additional 24,500 children to access financial support to return to sport.

The KidSport program enables eligible Western Australian children to participate in community sport, by offering financial assistance of up to $150 per year to put towards club fees.

To be eligible, children must be between 5 and 18 years of age and hold a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

Families that may be newly eligible for the program after experiencing unforeseen and abrupt COVID-19 related financial hardship, including those receiving JobSeeker payments, will benefit from the additional KidSport vouchers immediately available under this program.

The KidSport program is open for applications now. Eligible families can access further information on how to apply for Kidsport online or by phoning the KidSport team on 61 8 9492 9911 during business hours.

The Back to Sport COVID-19 Relief Program also includes a vital $1 million Club Support program, which will provide investment directly into community clubs through a $500 subsidy available to clubs registered with KidSport.

This subsidy will provide assistance with volunteer support and engagement, the purchase of additional equipment to support vulnerable participants and enable the club environment to remain COVID safe.

Applications for this subsidy open today and close Wednesday 4 November 2020, and information on how to apply will be communicated via email directly to all KidSport clubs today.

How to apply for KidSport

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Page reviewed 27 February 2023