Sport Registration assistance – Get Started Vouchers

Tomorrow is the release of the next round of Get Started Vouchers (approx. 10.00am). These vouchers provide parents/caregivers with up to $150 towards their child’s sport registration. Parents are provided with a voucher that is redeemed at a sport and recreation club that is registered to accept Get Started vouchers. To identify eligible clubs – Club locator<https://recreation.npsr.qld.gov.au/club-locator/>.
Right now – parents need the following ready for tomorrow:

*   An email – to set up an email account – https://accounts.google.com/SignUp Parents need to have password of at least 8 characters ready and what their user name will be. They also need to have access to a mobile phone as codes will be sent to the phone.
*   A QGrants account – they can set this up now and they are to use their own details (not their child). This account is needed BEFORE they apply for a voucher. How to create a QGrants account and apply for a voucher (PDF, 300KB)<http://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/assets/documents/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/getstarted-apply-voucher.pdf>
*   Health Care Card or Pension Card with the child’s name on it (when they apply for voucher) – access to a device to apply online & a printer to print the voucher

Can you please let any eligible families know and that they can apply for a voucher for each of their children. Children must have turned 5yrs old and not have turned 18yrs old.

If parents do not have a Health Care Card or Pension Card with the child’s name on it (as yet – can’t find their card, haven’t received it yet etc.), then there is another process that can be used:- http://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/assets/documents/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/getstarted-fact-sheet-referral.pdf

For your information – Referral agents are people who hold the following positions:

·         police officer/police liaison officer

·         school principal/guidance counsellor

·         teachers are no longer eligible to be a referral agent

·         youth justice coordinator/case worker/manager

·         Government officer who holds an Identified position and regularly engages with Indigenous clients

·         health promotion worker/officer employed by a Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) member organisation or Primary Health Networks.

Children and young people who hold, or parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card should apply using their registered card.

Any questions, please contact me.

Cheers
[cid:image003.png@01D1DC27.292941E0]Barbara Ahmat
Indigenous Advisor
Sport and Recreation Services
Central Queensland Region (Rockhampton Regional Office)
Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing

Sport & Recreation Get Started – Reminder – open for voucher applications

From Tuesday 15 January 2013, eligible children and young people can apply online for a Get Started voucher valued up to $150 to help pay the cost of membership and/or participation fees at Get Started registered sport or recreation clubs.
If you haven’t registered yet, jump online at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame/getstarted.html. For more information refer to the attached fact sheets and further information available on our website.

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. For more information on Get in the Game, and the Get Started program, refer to the department’s website at http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/funding/getinthegame.

Barbara Ahmat | Indigenous Advisor
Sport and Recreation | Central Queensland Region | Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
36 East Street
PO Box 822, Rockhampton, Q 4700
T: 07 4938 4805 (8402) | M: 0418 727 897 | F: 07 4938 4817