At YMCA Victoria, communities come first. As a community not-for-profit with a rich
history our vision is clear:
With the Y, everyone can be healthier, happier and connected to their community;
and help those who are not.
Casey Cares is the inititative YMCA Victoria through ONE Casey uses to support
and assist those in our local community.
Casey Cares helps your local community by providing:
Tim was referred to us after suffering
significant physical injuries that left him
unable to lift anything.
Since accessing YMCA Victoria financial assistance and making the most of everything our centres have to offer, Tim has regained the use of his hand and much of his strength. Without this assistance, Tim could not have afforded this type of rehabilitation, which would have had a devastating impact on his long-term mental and physical health.
A crucial part of how the Casey Cares program operates is via fundraising efforts throughout the local community. YMCA fundraising occurs across the ONE Casey facilities throughout the year, with many different events and initiatives running alongside everyday business.
Events and initiatives are held across the City of Casey that aim to raise funds for Casey Cares.
Some of these include:
The money raised through these events goes towards helping those in need gain access to the many programs within our centres. Success of these events and fundraising is through commitment & dedication by ONE Casey staff.
Our Sporting Clubs Partnerships
The YMCA has been supporting Victorians for more than 160 years and has been an active member of the Casey community for over 30 years.
The graphic on the left shows the impact YMCA has had in the Casey community in just one year. Imagine the impact we could have with your support!
Your support can help to open doors for hundreds of people needing support within the City of Casey. To help, please donate or volunteer your time to help us raise funds and make a difference in the lives of others less fortunate in our community. Contact us below for more information.
Apply for support
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 Casey Cares.
Please read over the below eligibility criteria and instructions.
Referral agencies include:
The application process
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.
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