Play it On is a social enterprise that provides funding to assist children from families that are financially challenged, to participate in their chosen sport.
‘Australian children have the opportunity to play sport regardless of their financial situation’
Unfortunately for many families struggling they often prioritise their sons in playing sport as we have found during our research and we want girls to have just as much an opportunity to play their chosen sport. We collect unwanted sports gear, rejuvenate it in Men’s Sheds and sell it online, the profits raised will create a foundation for children who can’t afford to pay sporting club fees.
Half the amount of kids in lower socio-economic participate in sport compared to participation rates of kids in other areas and this is primarily due to finances. Kids out-grow sports equipment fast. They can also change sports and with amazing regularity. This can end up costing families hundreds of dollars for every active child for every season and every sport they may play. When a family has more than one active child, the costs can really add up quickly. Much of the gear people have is in great condition and has lots of years left in it. People have a chance to donate the used equipment and help clear some space in their garage. We can help to reduce the financial pressure on families by selling used gear at cheaper prices and we use the profits to subsidise kids fees who can least afford it.