Upper Hunter families urged to access another $100 Active Kids voucher

YOUNGSTERS in the Upper Hunter are keeping active while their parents are keeping the cash.

Following the introduction of the much-loved initiative last year, each school-enrolled child is now able to access another $100 Active Kids voucher.

"This is one of the most popular programs for kids and parents," Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen said.

"And, it's just been doubled to help our kids stay active all year long."

Since the Active Kids program was launched in 2018, more than one million vouchers have been redeemed and in excess of $100 million saved by NSW families.

Whether it is soccer, scouts, AFL, rugby, netball, golf or volleyball, you're sure to find an activity kids will love.

"Active Kids is really making a difference to children's participation in sport and active recreation in NSW," Mr Johnsen said.

"From January to June, there was an overall increase of 13 per cent in the number of Active Kids' vouchers created, including a 17 per cent rise in vouchers created for girls following an influx of registrations for dance, gymnastics, tennis and swimming Active Kids providers.

"Currently, parents of school-enrolled children can access a second $100 Active Kids voucher to use towards registration and membership fees for sport and active recreation each year."

For further information, visit sport.nsw.gov.au/activekids or phone 13 13 02.