This update is from November 2020
Ausdance Vic is working with the state government to ensure dance is included in the Get Active Kids program
The Victorian Government is investing $21 million over two years for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program. A Victorian first, the program will provide support to under-represented groups experiencing barriers to participation in sport and recreation.
The Get Active Kids Voucher program will support the delivery of 100,000 vouchers to support children get involved in organised sport and active recreation activities by providing up to $200 towards the cost of membership, sports equipment or uniforms.
Recognised and supported by the Victorian State Government as the Peak Body for Dance in Victoria, Ausdance VIC continues to work closely with the team in the Department of Sports and Recreation, who have full oversight of the delivery of the Get Active Kids program.
This is a large and targeted program. It is currently still in the development stages and the Department of Sports and Recreation are consulting with all relevant sectors to ensure the best possible delivery of the program.
Ausdance VIC will continue to represent the dance sector and we will provide you with updates about how to access this fantastic program as hard details become available.
Many members have reached out to us, seeking clarity about whether they must be a member of a dance body or organisation in order to service or receive the vouchers. At the time of publishing this update, there is no requirement to be a member of any organisation to access or service the vouchers.
Ausdance VIC will provide all members and non-members with the eligibility requirements to both receive and deliver these vouchers. You do not need to become a financial member of Ausdance VIC or any other dance organisation to receive this information.
You are welcome to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to seek further clarity. As stated above, the detail of the program is yet to be finalised and consultation with the sector is ongoing.