Access for All

The Y is here for all. We serve people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and incomes. Thanks to generous support from donors to our annual campaign, scholarship funds are available for membership, programs (including swim lessons, youth sports, community health, and more), camp, and childcare. 

The Y offers sliding-scale fees to fit each individual's or family's financial situation. We do not turn away anyone for the inability to pay.


Use our rate estimator below to calculate your personalized rate and apply for financial assistance. You can also complete this form.

Special rates apply for McDowell County residents. Please call the Corpening Memorial YMCA at 828-659-9622 for more information.

Complete the online application below.

Apply for Membership Financial Assistance


Applicants for YMCA childcare financial assistance must first apply for the subsidy/voucher program through the Buncombe or McDowell County Child Care Services Subsidy Unit, if applicable. Applicants must also be working a minimum of 30 hours per week or be a full-time student. 

Apply for Childcare Financial Assistance

Ayuda Financiera de Acceso a la Y

YMCA of Western North Carolina se compromete a ayudar a las personas a alcanzar su potencialidad al máximo a través de programas que desarrollan un espíritu, mente y cuerpo sano. Servimos a personas de todas las edades, habilidades e ingresos. Es nuestra creencia que no se debe negar a nadie nuestros servicios por ser incapaz de pagar. Nuestro programa Y-Access ofrece una escala móvil de pagos diseñados de acomodar a la situación de cualquier individuo o familia. Financiamiento para este programa se hace posible a través del apoyo generoso de nuestros donantes a nuestra campaña anual.

Download our financial assistance application in Spanish.


Try our rate estimator to get your personalized rate:

Rate Calculator