We offer two types of funding options:
We believe that the best way to provide free or discounted programming is via exchange. Therefore, under this option, families have the option of having their fees subsidized by succesfully referring other familes. Exact subsidies and requirements are determined on a case-by-case basis. This option is always available, regardless of outside funding.
We work closely with non-profit organizations to help provide funding to families via grants and other donations. WEA discounts its programs to help make grant dollars go further. **Please note that we sometimes do not have access to these funds.**
Application requirments are the same for both programs. After submitting the application form, you will be contacted and required to provide/complete:
Our financial information form and provide an Income Tax Assessment from no more than 2 tax years ago & current paystubs for each adult in the family (minimum 1 month). You will have 48 hours to complete this information starting from when we send you this form.
A letter (or photo for children who cannot write) from the participant explaining why they should come to our program, what they are interested in, what they hope to learn and whatever else they would like to share. You will have 48 hours to complete this letter, starting from when we send you the financial information form.
A letter explaining your circumstances, why your child will benefit from our program, how you will help our program and any other information you would like to share. You will have 48 hours to complete this letter, starting from when we send you the financial information form.
A letter of support from an organization, teacher, etc. Explaining how they know your family and child, why they think your family deserves this funding and any other information they think we should know. You will have 2 weeks to complete this letter, starting from when we send you the financial information form.
You may be required to fill out a financial information form to aide us in determining if you qualify for funding or not. We will let you know if this is, or is not required.
***All letters must be signed***
Applications may be accepted on an on-going basis. After receiving your initial application, we will let you know the current status of financial assistance for the program in question.
After submittig this form we will respond within 5 business days.