The Hampshire Regional YMCA is proud of its commitment to serve our community by offering financial assistance. Through Annual Campaign contributions, the YMCA provides scholarships to adults, children and families for membership and programs.
What is Financial Assistance?
The Hampshire Regional YMCA Financial Assistance scholarship fund provides financial support to those who qualify, to more easily enable their participation in a Y membership and/or program/camp activities.
How will the Financial Assistance amount be determined?
A scholarship reduces membership fees by 10%-60%, based on income, household size, and other factors. Applicants are asked to provide accompanying documentation for review. Assistance for camps and programs can range from 10%-40% for members, and 10%-50% for non-members. (Based on member/non-member rates).
How long will an individual’s Financial Assistance continue?
All scholarships for membership will be granted for 12 months. Scholarships for all other programs and camps are granted for the duration of the program session. Camp: assistance may be granted for a maximum of two weeks of camp per child. Programs: assistance may be granted for a maximum of two programs per session (per child). It is necessary to reapply each year/session, with updated financial information as required.
How quickly can I expect to receive Financial Assistance?
Completed applications must be delivered in person to the HRYMCA. Typical turnaround time for correct and complete applications is 3-5 business days. Award letters are provided via email or regular mail. To avoid delay in processing, all required documentation must be handed in together with completed application. Applicants should ensure that they are applying in advance for program assistance or membership renewal.
Applications are also available at the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Season Cronin, Membership Administration Coordinator.