We at the Goldsboro Y feel strongly that income should not be a barrier to becoming a member of the Y or participating in any of our programs, provided there is registration space available in a given program. The Y recognizes that some individuals and families struggle to pay the rent, put food on the table and buy clothes for their kids due to unforeseen circumstances. They need financial assistance to come to the Y, to stay healthy, to be active and to thrive in life.

Therefore, thanks in large part to our Annual Campaign, we aim to offer financial support to anyone in our community whose income doesn’t allow for membership, swim lessons, youth sports, camp, preschool, after school care, and so much more. Through the annual campaign, we make sure that our doors are open to all. Donor support helps thousands of youth and families live healthier and happier lives. They do better in school. They manage their illnesses. And kids get a good square meal!

Anyone can apply to receive financial assistance through this program. Eligibility for assistance and the amount of financial support that can be given is determined on an individual basis.

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete the form and attach a copy of the required financial documents. (Please see the application for a list of pertinent documents)
  • Return the form to the Front Desk along with the required documentation.
  • Give us 3-5 business days to process your documents, then call or stop by to discuss your options with someone from the membership department.

Financial assistance may be used for either membership or a program.

Financial support through our assistance program is valid for the remainder of that US tax season, and at that time you will need to reapply with updated financial documentation.

Thank you for considering being a part of our Y family. Your membership and participation are important to us!