Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance Application

If you’ve been thinking that you can’t afford to be part of the Y – think again! At YMCA Southcoast, we welcome everyone’s involvement by providing financial assistance through our Financial Assistance Program. It’s an important part of our mission.

You can download the Financial Assistance Application by clicking the blue button above. Complete the application, attach the necessary documentation, and return it to your Y branch. All applications are kept strictly confidential.


How is the amount of financial assistance determined?

Your Y’s Membership Director will review your financial information and based on a sliding fee scale, determine the amount of assistance that will be offered to you. You will receive a letter regarding your assistance within one week of the Y receiving your application.

Where do the funds for financial assistance come from?

This program is funded through our Annual Campaign and through the United Way.

We are committed to this simple policy: No one will be turned away due to their inability to pay for Y programs, camps or memberships. Please complete the YCares application and return to your local YMCA Southcoast branch in Dartmouth, Fall River, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Swansea, or Wareham.