From 1 January 2021, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a Creative Kids Program voucher with a value of up to $100 per calendar year for each student aged 4.5 to 18 years old enrolled in school. Similar to the Active Kids Rebate, parents of school-aged kids will be able to claim $100 per child towards extra-curricular creative activities.
Changes as a result of COVID-19
- Creative Kids Voucher can be used for online activities and programs include those delivered through video hosting platforms (such as Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Vimeo, YouTube, Zoom) and webinars.
- Creative Kids Voucher can be used for packages that include individual items for creative or cultural use such as instruments, arts and craft supplies or other equipment and materials, alongside a lesson plan or instructions on how to complete an activity or develop creative skills. Here is a list of local and NSW providers who are registered providers for NSW Creative Kids vouchers who offer art and craft kits that you can do at home.
Eligible activities for NSW Creative Kids Rebate
The NSW Creative Kids Rebate can be put towards the cost of registration, participation or tuition fees for creative and cultural activities such as music lessons, language classes, coding and digital, visual and performing arts with registered activity providers.
There’s a wide range of eligible activities including:
- Public art
- Media arts
- Other Visual Arts
- Industrial design
- Game design
- Augmented/virtual reality
- Graphic design
- Fashion design
Literary and linguistics arts
- Creative writing
- Public speaking
- Spoken word
- Slam poetry
- Circus arts
- Creative expression
- Other Performing Arts
Structured learning activities with a focus on strengthening Aboriginal and culturally diverse community practices, for example, the Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge Program or Cultural Experience (Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities).
Can I receive both the NSW Creative Kids Rebate and Active Kids Rebate?
Yes, parents and caregivers will be able to access both the $100 Creative Kids Rebate and the $200 (2 x $100) Active Kids Rebate each year for every school-aged child.
How can I claim my NSW Creative Kids Rebate?
It’s quick and easy to claim a voucher. Like Active Kids, Creative Kids vouchers are available via the Service NSW website or you can go into your Service Centre and staff will assist you at the self-service kiosks. The vouchers can be redeemed with a participating provider at any time during the calendar year it was issued.
Apply for your Creative Kids Rebate from 1 January 2021. For more information, visit the NSW Creative Kids Program website.
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