Kidsport

Kidsport enables WA children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances

 

Overview
KidSport enables Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. Eligible youth aged 5–18 years can apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs through their participating local government. While the primary objective of KidSport is to ensure all Western Australian children can participate in sport and recreation clubs, its secondary objective is to engage these children and their families in the community.

Criteria
What are the eligible criteria?

  • Applicant must be aged 5-18 years.
  • Applicant must have a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card or be referred by a 'recognised' referral agent.
  • Applicant's primary place of residence must be in the local government area they are applying to.

What else?

  • Funding will cover the cost of fees to join the nominated sport or recreation club.
  • The City will accept registrations from the current sporting season and ideally within the first half of that season. Applicants may not be approved if after this period.
  • Maximum of up to $200 per child per calendar year.
  • Fees are only for the nominated registered season.
  • Retrospective applications or payment of fees are not eligible (applicants that have already commenced playing the current season).
  • No limitation to applications per family as long as criteria is met.

Process:

  • Visit the new on-line portal http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport
  • Please ensure you have access to a scanner, or have an electronic copy of your Health Care / Pensioner concession card so it is ready to attach as a file online.
  • Successful applicants will receive an email with a six-character code they can submit to their club.

For Clubs:

  • Clubs need to be registered - http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/portal/club-sign-up
  • Upon receiving the unique code, process child per Club's registration procedure. 
  • Tthe City request this to take no longer than 6 months as the funding allocated may no longer be available.
  • The club is to invoice the City for the costs associated with KidSport funded applicant joined your club (up to $200) and send to the City via DSR website or email.
  • The invoice will be processed within the City's payment process. Payments genreally take between two and four weeks upon the City receiving an invoice. Please make sure the correct postal address or bank details are on the invoice  as a cheque will be forwarded as payment for the voucher.

KidSport online registration

For Club registation and information: http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/clubs

To Find a Club http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/portal/find-a-club

For more information please contact 1300 635 845 or melinfo@melville.wa.gov.au

Or for further information about KidSport please visit their website http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport