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4 children running with text: KidSport program increased to $500!

KidSport voucher boost to ease cost of living pressures for WA families

Jul 7, 2024
The State Government has announced a major increase in support for Western Australian families struggling to cover the cost of children’s sport — with financial assistance available through KidSport almost doubled for the financial year 2024-25.
5 children are lined up in a public swimming pool.

Pool entry pilot program ending summer with a splash for kids

Feb 8, 2024
As cost-of-living pressure rises alongside the summer temperatures, the State Government is introducing a free pool entry pilot program across the Gascoyne, Midwest, Wheatbelt, and Great Southern regions for eligible children and young people.
A group of junior basketball players with the Premier and Minister on a basketball court.

Enhancements to KidSport program keeping kids active and participating in sport

Aug 22, 2023
The department’s highly successful KidSport program has introduced a series of enhancements aimed at helping families in need, expanding application pathways and increasing ways its vouchers can be used.
A group of athletes standing together

KidSport turns 10 and changes lives

Dec 16, 2021
KidSport has had a huge impact on kids all over WA. Since 2011, more than 245,000 vouchers have supported more than 100,000 children to participate in club sport and swimming lessons.
A group of athletes holding balloons for the KidSport 10 year anniversary

10 years of helping kids connect with community through Kidsport

Nov 18, 2021
The State Government’s popular KidSport program celebrated 10 years of helping families connect with their community through sport at a special event held in Leederville today.
A group of girls in a pool during a swimming lesson

Double the fun with KidSport in 2021

Jan 27, 2021
More Western Australian families are set to take to the playing fields and courts, with the State Government doubling KidSport vouchers for 2021 to help families reconnect through sport.
A child in front of a pool holding a kick board

KidSport swims into new waters

Dec 14, 2020
Western Australian families will now have the opportunity to use their KidSport vouchers towards swimming lessons as a part of the State Government's hugely popular KidSport program.
Minister Mick Murray and Amber Jade Sanderson MLA, Member for Morley with kids from Camboon Little Athletics Clubs

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

Oct 20, 2020
The State Government has launched the new Back to Sport program, with grants available for families and sports clubs to re-engage in sport as Western Australia continues its recovery from COVID-19.
Page reviewed 23 August 2023