Joining a sport or other physical activity organisation is a great way for kids to keep active.
But some kids can’t join because the costs get in the way. Families who need a hand can apply for FairPlay Vouchers, which provide up to $150 towards fees to join a registered Activity Provider.
Families with a valid Department of Human Services Health Care Card, or Pensioner Concession Card, can apply for a voucher when a round is open.
Registered referral agents can help other families in genuine need of financial support to apply.
To be a referral agent, you need to be a professional working with children, like a youth justice worker or a school guidance officer.
You need to have known the child professionally for at least three months, you can’t refer your own child for a voucher, and you can’t stipulate which Activity Provider the child should use the voucher at.
If you would like to be a referral agent, and you meet the criteria, you need to register online.
When you register you’ll need to nominate the number of children you would like to refer. There’s only a limited number of vouchers so nominate the exact number of children you have identified, not an estimate.
You’ll also need to ensure there is a registered Activity Provider where the child can use the voucher.
When you submit the online form, it is sent to us to check if you’re eligible.
We will email you to confirm your registration or ask you for more information if we need it.
Once you’re approved as a referral agent, the process is complete, and there’s no need to register again. If you need to change your details or the number of vouchers you have nominated, email your changes to our team.
Before each round opens, we will email you to ask how many children you would like to refer to the upcoming round, so please respond as soon as possible.
When numbers are finalised, you’ll receive an email containing links to complete the voucher applications or you may be placed on a waiting list.
If families you are helping are able to complete the online application themselves, forward the link to them directly.
If a family needs help applying, you can help the parent create a QGrants account. If needed, you can also create your own QGrants account to apply on their behalf.
If you’re not sure how to create an account, we have a ‘How to Apply’ video that shows you what to do.
Thanks for helping children and young people be active.
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