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AiA: 1,000 kroner to organised leisure activities, spring semester 2021

 

In the autumn of 2020, as a parent of children between the ages of 6 and 18 at selected schools in Asker, you received an offer to apply for a refund of NOK 1,000 for organised leisure activities. This is a pilot project for a national leisure card for children and young people.

Your child / adolescent has now received an additional 1,000 kroner in the activity app AiA. You can pay the invoice for the child’s organised leisure activity directly in the AiA app, or here via our website.

There are three ways to pay for the spring semester.

  1. Pay the invoice using the CID number in the AiA app.
  2. Pay using the sports or athletics club’s payment solution (Min Idrett, Walborg, Spend etc). This option will be ready by the end of February, we will then send you a new SMS.
  3. If you have already paid for the spring semester 2021, you can apply for a refund of the amount in the same way you did last year. Remember to attach a receipt for the amount paid. If the child’s name or team / association does not appear clearly on the receipt, you must also attach confirmation of the child’s membership.

NB: The deadline for using AiA funds is 15th June 2021

The aim of the leisure card is to contribute to increased participation and inclusion in regular, organized cultural and sports activities for children and young people. (A regular activity that lasts eight times or more per half-year)

The amount is personal, only the student who is registered in the activity app AiA can receive the amount. The students’ names are retrieved from the schools’ class lists. The schools participating in the trial scheme are:

  • Primary schools: Blakstad, Bondi, Drengsrud, Hagaløkka, Jansløkka, Rønningen, Vardåsen and Vettre
  • Lower secondary schools: Borgen, Risenga and Solvang
  • Asker College of Further Education

To claim the refund of 1,000 kroner when you pay for a leisure activity that applies to the spring semester 2021, you must use the link you will receive by SMS and e-mail. If the student has two parents or guardians, both have access. When payment or application for the refund has been made, the child’s name is highlighted in grey in the search field.

If you have problems with the log in, send an e-mail to . Remember to follow the SMS link instructions before asking for help.

Use the username you received by e-mail and SMS with Norwegian text.

* Use this link: http://www.asker.nods.no/BufDir
* Select: «Har bruker vil logge meg på».
* Enter your user name and password. If you have not previously established user status or have forgotten your password, click on “Nytt passord”.

After logging in click on: betaling – organiserte fritidsaktiviteter

Kind regards, the Municipality of Asker

 

Asker trials leisure cards for children and adolescents

In 2020, the Municipality of Asker became one of several pilot municipalities engaged in trials of a national leisure card. Children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18 at selected schools near the centre of Asker will receive NOK 1,000 in the semester for organised leisure activities during the pilot project. The amount is made available through the activity app AiA.

The Directorate for Children, Youth and Families (Bufdir) was commissioned by the Ministry of Children and Family Affairs to study a national leisure card scheme for all children and adolescents between the ages of 6 and 18, and carry out trials in a number of pilot municipalities (trial municipalities). The goal of the leisure card is that more children and adolescents can participate in regular, organised activities. Participating in leisure activities is important to avoid social exclusion.

What is the national leisure card scheme?

Asker already has the activity app AiA which gives a discount on a number of individual activities, and the leisure card is now being tested through this app. The leisure card will contribute to paying a participation fee for regular, organised cultural and sports activities for children and adolescents, from the calendar year in which the child turns 6, up to and including the calendar year in which they turn 18.

The leisure card scheme must be seen in connection with the Leisure Declaration, which aims to ensure that all children, regardless of their parents’ social and financial situation, have the opportunity to participate regularly in at least one organised leisure activity with other children.

Which school students are involved in the pilot project and can get a refund?

The pilot project the Municipality of Asker is participating in, applies to children and adolescents between 6 and 18 years at the following schools near Asker centre / zone 3: Primary schools: Rønningen, Hagaløkka, Drengsrud, Vardåsen, Jansløkka, Bondi, Vettre and Blakstad. Lower secondary schools: Borgen, Solvang and Risenga and Asker College of Further Education. All pupils and students at these schools can be covered with up to NOK 1,000 for regular, organised activities for each semester during the period of the pilot project.

Support for activities in the spring of 2021

The pupils at the relevant schools in the centre / zone 3 have now received an additional grant of 1,000 kroner in the app, which they can use to pay for regular, organised activities for the spring semester of 2021. This amount must be used by 15th June 2021. The grant will no longer be available after this date.

What activities do the «leisure funds» cover in AiA?

The leisure funds, i.e. financial support of up to NOK 1,000 per child in the semester, can only be used for a participation fee and membership fee / license, for regular, organized everyday activities in culture and sports / athletics, and which take place at least eight times in the semester.

The leisure funds do not cover holiday schemes, camping trips or tournaments. Neither do they cover sports equipment, instruments and other direct expenses. The funds cannot be used for the individual activities in AiA, such as bowling, a trip to the swimming pools or other self-organised activities. If you do not use the opportunity to request a refund of the amount you have already paid by 15th June 2021, the child will lose the right to the grant.

If you have any questions, you can contact the Activity app here: 

 

Hello!

In Asker Municipality, our aim is to get as many children and young people as possible involved in recreational/after-school activities. That is why we have developed our own web app called AiA

AiA provides a great overview of recreational activities and offers discounted prices for all children and young people between the ages of 6 to 16 who want to participate in these activities.

AiA also “talks” to Asker Municipality’s new activity calendar, «aktiviasker.no».

In A!A, you can find discounts on tickets to swimming baths, the trampoline park, bowling lanes and a variety of other events.

To take advantage of these discounts, you must first download AiA, which you can find on App-store, Google play or
www.asker.nods.no/aia

If you are under the age of 18, you will need an adult to help you complete this step.

Once you have downloaded it, you will be asked to register.
Asker Municipality has made sure that the registration process is completely secure.

Once you have registered, you will receive a card with a QR code. You can show the QR code when paying for the activities to get a discounted price on your tickets.

AiA is designed to allow others to deposit money to the QR code for the child via Vipps or Nets (parents or grandparents, for example). Occasionally, the municipality may also offer admission to free events or activities through the card

AiA can only be used for activities covered by AiA. You cannot use it in other places, such as kiosks, grocery stores, etc.

So grown-ups, why not buy tickets in AiA next time you feel like giving your child an experience and taking them out for an activity?
The more people who use the card, the better deals we can make, ensuring that as many of our children and young people as possible get the chance to participate in activities in Asker.

Because the AiA card is still in development, we really value feedback from users of the card. You can send any feedback to

Enjoy!