Many families miss out on the social and physical benefits of sport and other well-being programs because they can’t afford the cost of club membership, uniforms or equipment. Pacific Link’s SHEW (Sports, Health, Education and Wellbeing) program provides scholarships to help meet the expenses associated with children’s sporting and cultural activities.
The program aims to encourage healthy growth, fitness and the formation of life-long friendships. SHEW scholarships provide up to $250 per year for eligible children between the ages of 5 and 17 from tenant families in good standing. The program covers both summer and winter sports through funding for direct costs associated with the sporting clubs’ registration, dance classes, swimming lessons, cultural arts and other activities.
To apply for a SHEW Scholarship, complete the Pacific Link Housing SHEW Scholarship Application Form.
In addition to Pacific Link’s SHEW Scholarship, the NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program.
From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a $100 voucher per calendar year for each student enrolled in school. The voucher may be used with a registered activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities.
For more information about the Active Kids program, check out the Active Kids website.