With summer sport registrations officially open and swimming season here, Manly families are being encouraged to take advantage of the enormously successful Active Kids and First Lap Voucher programs, helping kids keep healthy and having fun without breaking the family budget.

Member for Manly James Griffin said families can use these NSW Government cost-saving measures for summer sport and swimming lessons.

“Getting kids out of the house to be active is important for health and wellbeing,” Mr Griffin said.

“Signing your child up for sports allows for them to make new friends, learn important skills and stay healthy.

“Now is the perfect time to download your vouchers for the kids and have some fun in the sun.”

School-enrolled children in NSW can access two $100 Active Kids vouchers each year towards the cost of sport and active recreation fees.

The First Lap program provides families of eligible NSW children aged 3-6, not enrolled in school, with one $100 voucher to offset the costs of swimming lessons.

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said the NSW Government continues to invest in local communities to help young families stay active and healthy.

“Whether it’s dancing, cricket or learning how to swim, our Active Kids and First Lap vouchers make it easier for young kids all over NSW to have access to even more ways to stay happy and healthy,” Mr Henskens said.

Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said NSW families have embraced the Active Kids and First Lap programs, as part of more than 70 Government savings to help ease cost of living and boost household budgets.

“I encourage NSW families head to the Service NSW website or app and create their child’s vouchers today,” Mr Dominello said.

“Improvements to the application and redemption process for parents and providers, including a digital version of the voucher on the Service NSW app, will be available in the future.”

More information on Active Kids and First Lap is available here.