Y2i discretionary subsidies are available to any Year 10 student in NSW, ACT and QLD, with at least one Jewish parent, regardless of having been to Israel previously.
Subsidies are provided at Y2i’s discretion and subject to the availability of funds.
All families are invited to apply for a discretionary subsidy of up to $5,000 as part of their program’s application process. Each application is reviewed and assessed and if granted by Y2i in its discretion (and subject to the availability of funds), is paid to the organisation providing your trip.
It is at Y2i’s discretion to decide whether all, none, or only part of the subsidy amount applied for, is granted.
As part of your application process to participate in a school or BJE’s Israel program, you will be sent a link to apply for a Y2i discretionary subsidy up to $5,000. If you have already applied for a program and have not received details on the subsidy application please contact your school or BJE.
Those who can afford the full cost of the programs are encouraged to not apply for all or part of a subsidy. This will allow Y2i to allocate donor funds to support the maximum number of students participating, and to families who need further financial assistance. By not applying for all, or even part of a subsidy, you are directly assisting families who are less fortunate and need added support.
There are available options for further means-testing financial assistance should it be needed. The Jewish Day Schools have their own mechanisms for providing additional means-tested funding if required. For those students who attend non-Jewish day schools, Y2i has established the Y2i Assistance Fund. Families who cannot afford some, or all, of the remaining costs of the programs can apply for further means-tested support.
The discretionary subsidy, if granted, is a gift from the community. There is no obligation to pay it back.
The subsidy is worth up to $5,000 and is paid directly to the organisation that is providing your trip. Once you are accepted onto a program, any approved subsidy amount will be offset against the total cost of your program.