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Powell Media Release – Kids Get Started again with sport funding (16 July 2014)

Glass House families have been encouraged to Get in the Game and submit their applications for the fourth round of the hugely popular Get Started funding program that opened today.

Member for Glass House Andrew Powell MP said the initiative was successfully lowering the cost of living for local families with 917 vouchers issued in this electorate since the program commenced.

“Get Started officially opens for applications on 15 July and provides vouchers valued up to $150 to help kids whose families can least afford for them to join a sport or recreation club.”

Mr Powell said Get Started was designed to encourage more young people to get into sport or recreation, and to ease the financial burden on families.

“As a government, we are committed to helping young Queenslanders be active,” he said.

Mr Powell said under the first three rounds of the Get Started program almost 54,000 vouchers were issued to help families who struggle with the cost of living to give their children the opportunity to join one of our sport or recreation clubs.

“I strongly encourage local sport and recreation clubs, and families to take advantage of this wonderful program and check if they are eligible to take part.”

Get Started is part of the Queensland Government’s $47.8 million Get in the Game initiative.

For more information on how to apply for a Get Started voucher, visit

ENDS- 16 July 2014

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