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Funding of up to $150 is available for eligible families under the Queensland State Government ‘Get Started’ program.

The Queensland State Governments ‘Get Started’ funding program is now open.

What is Get Started?

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 online for a voucher valued up to $150 online, which can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club registered with Get Started.

The vouchers for eligible children and young people will be available from 9am on 15 January 2013. For further information, refer to the links below

Who can apply?

The following applicants are eligible for a Get Started voucher:

·        children and young people from the age of five and under the age of 18 who hold or whose parent, guardian or carer holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card and are residents of Queensland other children or young people identified by two referral agents (see below).

How do I get a voucher?

A parent, carer or guardian of an eligible child or young person can apply online for a voucher under the first round of the program from 15 January 2013. When applying for a voucher, the following details will be required:

·         name, age and date of birth of the child or young person

·         name, address, telephone number and email address of the parent, carer or guardian

·         a valid Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card number, or if the child or young person is being referred, the contact details of two referral agents.

For more information please contact the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing on 1300 656 191 or

Please note, each applicant will need to create an account before they can apply online

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