Enhancements to KidSport program keeping kids active and participating in sport


The department’s highly successful KidSport program has introduced a series of enhancements aimed at helping families in need, expanding application pathways and increasing ways its vouchers can be used.

The KidSport program has doubled from $150 to $300 worth of vouchers per eligible child, per financial year, helping families who are struggling to cover the cost of registering their children.

Other enhancements to the program include allowing vouchers to be used towards essential playing equipment and uniforms, and for children who are in care, asylum seekers or refugees, to participate in sport.

KidSport has been helping thousands of Western Australian children experience the benefits of belonging to a sporting club and take part in swimming lessons each year.

Participating in sport provides kids the opportunity to remain mentally and physically active and build long-lasting friendships, regardless of their financial circumstances, ability or where they come from.

More than 1900 clubs throughout WA are currently registered to the program and nearly 300,000 vouchers have supported over 113,000 children.

The program’s most popular sports include Australian Rules Football, netball, soccer, basketball, gymnastics and swimming lessons.

KidSport is open to eligible children aged 5 to 18 years old.

Story courtesy of DLGSC.