Get Started Vouchers for Sport and Recreation Clubs in and around Mt Gravatt Now Available

Photo credit: Mt Gravatt Hawks FC/Facebook

As part of the Get in the Game funding, the government has invested nearly $5.5 million for the Get Started Vouchers for children’s sports and recreation.

The Get Started Vouchers program aims to encourage families and carers to have their children or young people join a sport or active recreation club.

Applications for the program officially opens on Wednesday, 6 February 2019. The funding will provide $150 support for up to 36,000 Queensland kids from low-income families.

Get Started Vouchers

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According to Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni, one of the reasons why children don’t participate in sport and recreation is because their family cannot afford the costs.

The program provides eligible children and young people a voucher valued up to $150 to assist the cost of joining a registered sporting club or recreation provider.

“The vouchers provide children the opportunity to join a team and learn important lessons that will guide them through life: mateship, responsibility, fair play and respect,” Mr de Brenni said.

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“And, of course, one of the biggest benefits is that it gets them away from their digital screens and out of the house … so they can get active and stay fit.”



Who are eligible?

Eligible applicants are Queensland children and young people from 5 to 17 years old who either:

  • hold or whose parent, carer or guardian hold a valid Centrelink Health Care Card2 or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it; or
  • are identified by a registered referral agent.

They can apply for a Get Started Voucher by following the steps on the video below.


Credit: Queensland Sport and Recreation/YouTube

Where to Redeem Your Get Started Voucher in and around Mount Gravatt

The following clubs in and around Mount Gravatt are registered for the Get Started Vouchers program.

Club

Details

Australian Academy of Martial Arts Address: Mt Gravatt Hawks Football Clubhouse, Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Email: info@aama.com.au

Phone: (07) 3841 3300

Activity: Karate

Carol White Swim School Address: 1263 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt

Email: pjcvwhite@optusnet.com.au

Phone: (07) 3892 3683

Activities: Life Saving Royal, Swimming

Clairvaux Soccer Club Address: Klump Road, Mount Gravatt

Email: robbie_mclean@hotmail.com

Phone: 0403 716 634

Activity: Football (Soccer)

Girl Guides Qld – Mt Gravatt Address: Broadwater Road, Mount Gravatt

Email: membership@guidesqld.org

Phone: (07) 3357 1266

Activities: Abseiling, Archery, Canoeing, Orienteering

Kenshinkai Address: Mount Gravatt High School, Creighton Street, Mount Gravatt

Email: john@kenshinkai.com.au

Phone: 0414 788 844

Activity: Kendo

Mount Gravatt Scout Group Address: 1595 Logan Road, Mount Gravatt

Email: qldhq@qsc.scoutsqld.com.au

Phone: (07) 3870 7000

Activities: Bushwalking, Canoeing

Mt Gravatt Bowls Club Inc Address: Logan Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Email: secretary@mtgravattbowlsclub.com

Phone: (07) 3349 2367

Activity: Bowls Lawn

Mt Gravatt Hawks Soccer Club Inc Address: Dittmer Park, Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Email: graham@mtgravatthawks.org

Phone: 0422 818 178

Activity: Football (Soccer)

Mt Gravatt JAFC Address: Dittmer Park, Klumpp Road, Upper Mount Gravatt

Email: mtgravattjuniors@aflbj.com

Phone: 0434 359 846

Activity: Australian Football

PCYC Mount Gravatt Address: Klumpp Road, Mt Gravatt

Email: jeanette.mcghee@pcyc.org.au

Phone: (07) 3420 4655

Activity: Ju Jitsu

River City Hornets Basketball Club Inc Address: Hibiscus Sports Centre, 90 Klump Road, Mount Gravatt

Email: rivercityhornets@gmail.com

Phone: 0421 929 923

Activity: Basketball

Check out other sports and recreational clubs registered for the Get Started Vouchers program here.

Take note that vouchers must be presented to a registered club by 15 May 2019. Vouchers will expire after this date.

The next round of the Get Started Vouchers program will be on 17 July 2019. For further information, visit the Get Started Vouchers program page.