The Hampshire Regional YMCA is proud of its commitment to serve our community by offering financial assistance. Through donations and contributions from individuals and community sponsors, the HRYMCA provides scholarships to adults, children and families for membership and programs.  Families and individuals who are not members of the HRYMCA are able to receive assistance for programming as well!

What is Financial Assistance?
The Hampshire Regional YMCA Community Impact Fund provides confidential financial assistance to those who qualify, to provide equitable participation in Y membership and programs.  To apply for assistance, a completed application and household income information must be submitted for an award determination.

How will the Financial Assistance amount be determined?
Financial assistance reduces membership fees by 10%-60%, based on income, household size, and other factors. Applicants are asked to provide accompanying documentation for review with their application.  Assistance for camps and programs can range from 10%-40% for members, and 10%-50% for non-members. (Based on member/non-member rates).

Can I check if I qualify before applying for assistance?
Below is the sliding scale used for award determination.  Awards are determined based on household size and gross income from all wage-earning adults in the household.   This grid is updated annually based on the federal poverty guidelines.  Please use this as a guide; it does not guarantee your award.

How long will an individual’s Financial Assistance continue?
All assistance for membership and programs will be granted for twelve months.  All assistance for camp is granted for a maximum of four weeks of camp per child.  This cannot be combined with a sibling discount and does not apply to the bus fee for Camp Norwich.

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 unless a mailed copy is requested. 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.

 

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Applications are also available at the Welcome Center.  For more information, contact Alison MacLeod.