Financial Assistance

The Y recognizes that many of the children and families throughout our community would benefit from Y programs and services but cannot afford to participate. The Y’s commitment to our community assures that financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Our financial assistance is based on a sliding fee scale that is designed to fit each family’s financial situation.

Through the generosity of Y contributors, our goal is to have sufficient funds to ensure our Y remains available to all. Thanks to the donors of our annual Strong Kids Campaign, we are able to make the Y accessible through our Financial Assistance Program*

The YMCA of Greater Williamson County requires that individuals provide all the requested information on the attached application regarding income, family size and necessary expenses so that we can provide assistance in a fair and consistent manner. The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to available funds. The Y also requires that individuals renew their application annually, or when requested, to keep information on their applications updated.

You will be notified by telephone, mail and/or e-mail if your application has been approved or if you need to submit additional information. After your application is approved, you will be asked to attend a meeting where you will sign a payment agreement and pay the necessary registration fees.

Eligibility is determined by household income and number of qualified dependents. Assistance will be granted on the basis of financial need. All fees are to be kept confidential, as they are specific to individual and family circumstances.

In order to qualify for financial assistance towards childcare, including the Child Development Center or Y Afterschool programs, all adults in the household must demonstrate full-time employment or a status of full-time student or its equivalent.

The Y believes that a strong sense of ownership and pride is developed if the financial assistance recipient contributes to the cost of their Y involvement. Therefore, all applicants will be required to pay a portion of program fees.

Applications are available at any YMCA of Greater Williamson County location or online at www.ymcagwc.org. To submit your completed application:

  1. Complete the application thoroughly and accurately.
  2. Attach a copy of your latest tax return. (*required to apply)
  3. If applicable, attach the following documents. Please do not submit original documents – photocopies only. l Last Two Current Paycheck Stubs l Copy of Class Schedule (if Student) l Documentation of Social Security or Disability l Documentation of Other Subsidized Income (food stamps, rent subsidy) l Copy of Child Support / Alimony, Proof of a Pending Case with the Attorney General’s Office or Documentation that You DO NOT Receive Child Support
  4. In addition to this list, additional documentation or supporting information may be requested for application consideration.
  5. Failure to provide required / requested documentation may delay or void your application. 6. Return your completed application and documentation to your local YMCA of Greater Williamson County branch or service location.

*NOTE: If you do not have a copy of your tax return, you may obtain one by calling the Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-829-1040. If you did not file taxes last year, or if you do not have the other documents required, please explain your personal situation on the application form.

Each application and circumstance is independently reviewed. If you feel there are special circumstances that may be a factor in this decision, you may provide your written explanation and any supporting documentation with this application.

In order to most accurately assess each situation, and to assure that we are providing assistance to people who need it most, we may request additional documentation to support your application. While our branches and service locations work together towards a common mission, eligibility for financial assistance may be specific to a program or location. Some information may be shared in confidence between decision-makers at our branches to ensure the most accurate review of your situation and programs that would most benefit your family.