Thursday, 25 July 2019

More than 250,000 Creative Kids vouchers have been downloaded in just six months, saving thousands of NSW families $100 per child off the cost of creative and cultural learning activities.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea, announced the milestone today and encouraged parents to check their eligibility for the voucher when enrolling their children in creative activities.

“Parents simply love Creative Kids and have given it the thumbs up. This voucher helps parents plan for creative and cultural activities, which can really add to a household budget,” Mr O’Dea said.

“This program complements the hugely popular Active Kids vouchers which were 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.”

“Involvement in creative and cultural learning activities is critical to a child’s growth and development – but enrolment costs can be expensive” Mr O’Dea said.

“School holidays are over and parents are enrolling children in activities for the new term. This voucher can help unlock a child’s creative talent” he said.

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 $2000 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 on the Creative Kids program please visit the website