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Active Kids / Creative Kids Rebates

posted 20 Jul 2019, 01:18 by Epping Scout Group   [ updated ]

The NSW Government has announced 2 Active Kids and 1 Creative Kids rebates of $100 each.  These are available to children aged between 4½ and 18 years.  These rebates may be used with any approved Active Kids Provider, like Scouts NSW, for registration and membership costs for sport and active recreation activities.  Active Kids 1 (AK1) and Creative Kids (CK1) are available to be claimed from January and Active Kids 2 (AK2) from July.  

State Government and Scouts NSW Rules:
  1. These rebates will be available each year from 2018 until 2023.
  2. AK1 and CK1 are available from January until December.  AK2 is available from July until December.
  3. Each Active Kids Rebate that a youth member applies to Scouts NSW each year will be put toward the youth member's membership fees (Scouts NSW component only.  This is $60 per quarter plus their $50 joining fee for new members just joining Scouts).
  4. The CK Rebate can only be applied to Gang Show registrations.
How to apply for the rebates:
If you want to apply the Active Kids rebate to Scout NSW you need to do both of the following for each rebate:
  1. Apply for the rebate voucher from Services NSW using this link, then
  2. Claim the voucher with Scouts NSW using this link.  
  3. Notify the Group Treasurer when you have claimed the voucher through Scouts NSW so that we can make sure it is processed correctly.
Recommendation:
If you follow these, you will be able to reduce your annual fees by $200 each year.  Apply the vouchers to Scouts NSW as early as possible after they are available.  
  • Apply for and Claim the AK1 rebate when you pay the annual fees, ie AK1 during February/March or, for new members, when your child has been invested. If your child decides not to continue with Scouts during the year, any remaining balance (paid to Scouts NSW at $60 per quarter) can not be transferred to an alternate organisation and will be forfeited.
  • Apply for the AK2 rebate between July and November.  This rebate will usually be carried over and included as a deduction off their next year's fees..
  • For CK2contact your Gang Show organiser to find out more about this.
Limitations:
  • AK1 - If your child decides not to continue with Scouts during the year, any remaining balance (paid to Scouts NSW at $60 per quarter) can not be transferred to an alternate organisation.  If you reduce your fee payment and do not successfully claim the rebate, you will be asked to pay the difference or it will be added to your next year's fee invoice.
  • AK2 - If your child decides not to continue with Scouts during the next year, any remaining balance will be forfeited.
  • CK2 - This is only available to be applied for Gang Show.
How the CK1 rebate will be claimed:
Contact your Gang Show organiser to find out more about this.

Further information:
Further information can be found at the following links.
Active Kids:
You can save up to $300 each year with these rebates. If you have not applied for both of the Active Kids rebates for this year, you can still register before the end of the year


Peter Buckley
Epping Scout Group Leader

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