Our youth group Noam has introduced sliding scale pricing for summer residential camps to help families struggling with rising living costs. Applicants are able to self-assess for a £200 reduction per child, with a further discount for siblings. Parents will also be able to pay the cost in instalments. Families will also have the option of ‘paying forward’ an extra £200, or more, to meet the support offered to those requiring it. For families who need additional support beyond this, subsidies are also still available.
Noam Director Lucy Cohen said: “We wanted to create a more radical approach to pricing especially after the devastating impact of the pandemic. This new structure is guided by our values of gemillut hasadim (acts of loving-kindness) and kehilla (community). We hope that families who can will take the opportunity to support their neighbours and Noam’s subsidy fund. We also wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to access financial support in a way that protects their dignity above all. As somebody who could only access Noam as a child because of the generosity of subsidies I understand how important it is for all young people to access Noam’s transformational programming. This change will ensure that we can continue changing lives in a way that matches our core principles.”
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