Is your child ready to return to play after COVID-19? Fairplay vouchers available

by jgrey

To help kick off the COVID-safe restart of sport and recreation in Queensland, the next round of the FairPlay program will open on Wednesday 6 July 2020.

FairPlay assists children and young people from low-income families to participate in sport and active recreation.

Eligible parents, caregivers and guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child to use for sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees.

This round of the program is part of the Queensland Government’s $51.3 million Sport and Recreation COVID SAFE Restart Plan.

Don’t forget, if you have a Round 2 FairPlay voucher, the expiry dates have been extended until 11 November 2020 for parents to present to activity providers, coinciding with the closure of this current round.

Vouchers can be used with registered activity providers listed on the FairPlay website—there are over 4,500 providers to choose from.

For more information or to apply for a voucher, visit qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.

Activity providers must redeem vouchers by 25 November 2020.

The latest round of FairPlay opens on 6 July 2020 and closes on 7 October 2020 (unless all vouchers are issued).

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Fast facts about Fairplay vouchers

Download the Fairplay pdf here

Program objectives

FairPlay aims to:

  • increase regular participation in physical activity for children and young people from low-income families
  • contribute to life-long participation in physical activity for target populations.

Funding

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for eligible children and young people.

These vouchers can be used toward the cost of membership, registration and/or participation fees for eligible activities with registered physical activity providers.

There is a limit of one voucher per child, per calendar year.

Application process

Applications can be made through the QGrants online system. To apply for a voucher, visit qld.gov.au/fairplayvouchers.

Parents, carers and guardians will need to:

  • check the eligibility of their children against program criteria
  • check that the activity (or similar activity) is registered as part of the activity provider directory
  • read and understand the FairPlay application terms and conditions
  • have access to the QGrants online system (families that have previously applied for a Get Started Voucher can use the same QGrants account).