More than 250,000 Creative Kids vouchers have been downloaded in just six months, saving thousands of NSW families hundreds of dollars while allowing more kids to take up creative and cultural pursuits.
Member for Epping Dominic Perrottet announced the milestone today and encouraged parents to check their eligibility for the voucher when enrolling their children in creative activities.
“The Creative Kids voucher is not only helping more kids take up creative and cultural activities it is also easing the pressure on the household budget,” Mr Perrottet said.
“This program complements the hugely popular Active Kids voucher, which was doubled to two vouchers per child from July 1. For a family with two children, Creative and Active Kids vouchers combined will save you $600 per year.”
“By helping reduce the costs of sporting and creative activities the Government is doing its bit to ensure NSW doesn’t just have the most active kids in the nation but the smartest kids as well.”
Creative Kids brings a range of creative and cultural activities under the one umbrella, from creative arts and speech to drama, languages, digital design, coding as well as music. There are over 2,800 approved Creative Kids providers across over 2,600 locations in NSW.
There are more than 70 NSW Government cost of living rebates and savings available, including Active Kids vouchers, Toll Relief, CTP refunds and Energy Switch. The average saving from Service NSW’s cost of living appointment service per customer is $550, with households eligible for up to $2,000 in savings.
Over the last year, more than $800 million in savings has been delivered to people across NSW through the Cost of Living program. More than $1 billion in savings is expected to be given back to households across NSW over the next year.
For more information visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/creative-kids