A wet summer may be predicted, but now is the perfect time to take advantage of the new $100 First Lap learn to swim voucher for all pre-school and kindergarten kids.
The vouchers will be available from December 1 until June 30, 2022
This year's Active Kids $100 vouchers will be available until December 31, 2021.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the two voucher programs were an early Christmas present for families that could save hundreds of dollars.
"With COVID restrictions stopping sport for several months, many families are yet to use their 2021 Active Kids vouchers - meaning there's vouchers still available to be used," Mrs Tuckerman said.
"These NSW Government cost-saving measures mean kids across the region can get back to playing sport and learning to swim without putting pressure on family budgets in the lead-up to Christmas."
Premier Dominic Perrottet encouraged NSW families to dive into the new First Lap learn to swim program, which has begun.
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"Now that sport is back up and running, we're keen to remind parents to use these excellent NSW Government cost-saving measures so kids can get back to playing sport and learning to swim without breaking the family budget," Mr Perrottet said.
"With COVID restrictions stopping sport for several months, around 430,000 children are yet to use their Active Kids vouchers this year, meaning there is around $86 million worth of vouchers still up for grabs."
Every school-enrolled child in NSW is eligible for two $100 Active Kids vouchers per year towards the cost of sport and active recreation fees.
Minister for Digital and Customer Service Victor Dominello said the $100 First Lap learn to swim voucher and Active Kids program were among dozens of NSW Government savings to help to ease cost of living pressures for households.
"Every cent counts when it comes to balancing the family budget and claiming the First Lap voucher is now at your fingertips and available via the Service NSW app," Mr Dominello said.
Minster for Sport Natalie Ward said the First Lap program, which provides an annual $100 voucher per child, had been expanded to include not just pre-school children but also those in kindergarten in 2021 and 2022.
"With summer officially started, there's no better time to dive into the First Lap program and make sure your child learns vital safety skills," Mrs Ward said.
For more details or to download a voucher, visit the Service NSW website.
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