Windham Parks & Recreation has financial assistance available in the form of vouchers and scholarships for our recreation programs that happen year-round, including programs for seniors ages 55+, youth and family programs, and summer day camp! Please see below for more information on each type of financial assistance.
Senior Voucher Program (Adults 55+)
Windham residents ages 55+ are eligible for funding based on income and need. In order to maximize the number of seniors we can assist, partial scholarships consisting of vouchers will be awarded for 50% or 75% off the program fee. Fee will be adjusted at the time of registration.
In order to be eligible for this ongoing scholarship program, you must complete an application and meet with Windham Social Services to be approved. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be awarded a voucher; however, if you are awarded a voucher, it will apply for a full year for participation in any Windham Parks and Recreation senior trips or activities.
In order to complete your application, you will need to schedule a meeting with Windham Social Services by calling 892-1906. If you have no means of transportation, this interview can be an ADA phone interview with the General Assistance Manager, Rene’ Daniels. You will need to bring with you:
- Proof of residency (utility bill or lease or mortgage statement)
- Proof of Income (Avesta Housing residents automatically qualify, so you’ll only have to indicate the Avesta Housing Complex in which you reside.)
To print the application click here, or you can pick up a paper application in the Parks & Recreation office or call us at 892-1905 and we will mail one to you.
Voucher Program (Youth, Adult & Family)
In order to maximize the number of families we can assist, only partial scholarships consisting of a voucher will be awarded. Funding is very limited; awards are based on need. Voucher amounts are determined based on total program cost as follows:
- Programs costing between $40-$75 are eligible for a $25 voucher.
- Programs costing more than $75 are eligible for a $50 voucher.
- For programs costing less than $40, no financial assistance is available.
In order to be eligible for a voucher, you must complete an application and meet with Windham Social Services to be approved. Submitting an application does not guarantee that you will be awarded a voucher.
To print the application click here, or you may pick up a paper application in the Parks & Recreation office.
Summer Camp Scholarship Program
Financial Aid applications for our Summer Day Camp will be available from late March through late May each year, and will require a SEPARATE application from those posted above. For more information, contact Social Services at 892-1906 or Parks & Recreation by calling 892-1905 or email Parks&Recreation@windhammaine.us.