YMCA Open Doors is an initiative that provides full or subsidised access to YMCA programs and services to people in need. There is a great range of programs and services on offer for people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds and lifestyles.
Apply for support
YMCA Open Doors helps people experiencing disadvantage by subsidising the costs of YMCA programs and services. If you or someone you know is experiencing financial difficulty, and would like to access the YMCA’s services, subsidies of up to 80% are available through YMCA Open Doors.
Please read over the below eligibility criteria and instructions.
- All applications must be nominated by a referral agency to assess eligibility
- All applicants must reside in the City of Casey
- Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult while attending any YMCA program
- Both an application form (to be completed by the individual seeking support) and a nomination form (to be completed by a referral agency) must be fully completed before being considered for support
Referral agencies include:
- employment services
- welfare organisations, and
- support groups.
The application process
- An application form to be completed by the individual seeking support, and
- A nomination form to be completed by a referral agency to verify that the applicant is unable to pay but would benefit greatly from participating in a YMCA program or service.
- Forward forms to the selected Centre – firstname.lastname@example.org
- YMCA Open Doors coordinator will be in contact
WE ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FOR THE YMCA OPEN DOORS INITIATIVE BETWEEN 1 JULY TO 30th NOVEMBER EACH YEAR. DUE TO THE HIGH LEVEL OF DEMAND WE RECEIVE, APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY OPEN FOR THIS 4 MONTH PERIOD EACH YEAR AND ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED OUTSIDE THIS TIMEFRAME WILL NOT BE LOOKED AT. THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR WE WILL BE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS AND CONTINUING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS TO ENSURE WE CAN HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN.