Frequently asked questions

What kind of payments will be made?

The Fund will normally give a single lump sum payment.

A second payment may be considered, where there is a course of medical treatment.

There are no set amounts. The Fund will respond to the need and the cost of living in the country.

Payments will be made by the World Alliance of YMCAs, as appropriate, and usually via the national movement.

How are payments decided?

After review by WAY staff to ensure the information is complete, the form is circulated to the Emergency Fund (Secours Speciaux) Committee.

The Committee make a recommendation to the Secretary General of the World Alliance of YMCAs, who makes the final decision on all grants.

How long will a decision take?

Normally decisions are made within one month after receiving the completed form. In cases of extreme emergency this can be much quicker.


If you need more information, please contact:

World YMCA, 5 Chemin Mouille-Galant, Vernier Geneva, Switzerland


If you would like to read more about the history of Secours Speciaux, please click here