How to refer children to the FairPlay voucher program
We will contact registered referral agents before each round opens to request the number of children being referred.
There is no guarantee that all referral agents will receive referral vouchers.
22 January 2020 8.00am—Round 2 opens
1 April 2020—Round 2 closes (unless all vouchers have already been issued)
13 May 2020—Vouchers expire and must have been presented to an activity provider
Who you can refer
When you register as a referral agent you will be declaring that, in your professional capacity, you have identified children who genuinely require financial assistance to join a registered activity provider.
If a child has a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card they do not need a referral agent and can apply online when the round opens.
Only refer children who can use the voucher
Vouchers issued by referral agents are limited as a percentage of the overall vouchers available each round. Please consider this when requesting voucher numbers, and ensure vouchers are for children in genuine financial need.
Families must be able to pay any ‘gap’ in membership, registration or participation fees if the costs are greater than $150.
Referring family members
You cannot refer an immediate family member, but you can refer a child or young person that is part of your extended family. You still need to demonstrate the reasons why the child should receive support.
Referring children to an organisation you are part of
If you are a member or employee of an activity provider then you cannot refer a child to that same organisation. However, you can assist the parent, guardian or carer in applying for the voucher or locating a different activity provider.
Helping with voucher applications
You can help families to access FairPlay vouchers by:
- helping families set up a QGrants account and apply for a voucher
- providing access to a computer
- helping families to find a registered activity provider
- applying for vouchers on their behalf.
If you are applying for vouchers on behalf of a family, you will need to complete the voucher application using your QGrants account. Watch the video to see how easy it is to create a QGrants account if you don’t have one.