Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim kids get help getting into physical activity with program

Logan, Scenic Rim and Redlands locals can get help overcoming financial barriers to physical activity from today.

Round two of the state government's Fair Play voucher program is open, giving kids the chance to participate in sport or active recreation.

Jordan MP Charis Mullen said the new, easier system for Fair Play vouchers would help more than 56,000 young Queenslanders each year.

"Every young person deserves the chance to get out there with their mates and have a go, so we've worked hard to ensure that process keeps getting easier," Ms Mullen said.

Active: Jimboomba Thunder under 8s player Chase Denaro running with the ball. Kids in south-east Queensland can get help accessing their favourite sport thanks to government program.

Active: Jimboomba Thunder under 8s player Chase Denaro running with the ball. Kids in south-east Queensland can get help accessing their favourite sport thanks to government program.

"Since 2015, we have given the equivalent of 256,523 young Queenslanders who can least afford it the means to join their local club, pay registration and membership fees, and be part of something that's good for them.

"Queenslanders are famous for backing a fair go, and so are we, that's why we're breaking down the barriers so more kids get a go to kick a footy, swing a racquet, or dunk a basketball with their friends."

Fair Play vouchers will be available to Queenslanders aged five to 17 who hold, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds a valid Department of Human Services health care card, or pensioner concession card with the child's name on it.

Fair Play is a program the state government's $1.3 billion Activate! Queensland 2019-2029 strategy, focusing on where people live, learn, earn and play to embed activity in their daily lives and encourage lifelong movement.

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