How does the Active Kids voucher payment option work?

Parents of youth members who are eligible for the NSW Government’s Active Kids rebate vouchers will be able to redeem their child’s vouchers with Scouts NSW directly via a secure online payment gateway, and have these directly applied to their child’s State Membership Fee.

 

During 2021:

If people have redeemed the first AKR voucher, any remaining credit will appear against their July invoice.

Parents should then be encouraged to download their second voucher as soon as it is available, and decide to use it for Scouts. Once they have their voucher number they will need to redeem it here. It will then be applied against their October invoice.  This option will be available until 15th September 2021.

From 1st October 2021, members who are eligible for the NSW Government’s Active Kids rebate vouchers will be able to redeem their vouchers with Scouts NSW directly via the payment gateway, and have these directly applied to their State Membership Fee.

An example: if the Q3/4 outstanding amounts were $120, when prompted to select a payment option, the member’s parent will be able to select ‘Active Kids voucher’ and enter their Active Kids voucher details (voucher number and child’s date of birth). The system will verify the voucher with Service NSW and the $100 balance will be applied as a payment to their State Membership Fee. The member’s parent will then be prompted to enter their credit card/debit card details to authorise a $20 charge.

 

From April 2022:

When prompted to select a payment option, you will be able to select ‘Active Kids voucher’ and enter your child’s Active Kids voucher details (voucher number and child’s date of birth). The system will then verify the voucher with Service NSW and the $100 balance will be applied as a payment to your child’s State Membership Fee.

You will then have the option of:

  1. Paying the remaining $140 balance upfront using a credit card or debit card, or
  2. Opting into a payment plan. You should select this option if you are planning to redeem your child’s second Active Kids voucher for the year with Scouts.

If you select the latter, you will be prompted to enter your credit card/debit card details to authorise a $40 charge.

After 1 July, you will be able to claim your child’s Active Kids voucher 2 with Service NSW and access the payment gateway to redeem it with Scouts, therefore covering the remaining $100 amount.

If you have not done this prior to 1 September, you will receive a reminder email to access the payment gateway to enter your child’s Active Kids voucher 2 details to cover the remaining $100 balance. If you do not enter your details by the 1 October payment instalment date, your nominated credit card/debit card will be charged the remaining $100 amount.