Northampton Community Rowing offers financial assistance for registration fees to families who qualify. 

Financial aid is offered to both youth and masters rowers on a case by case basis.

For Youth who qualify for free or reduced lunch at their school, NCR offers 75% or 50% discount on registration fees for the Spring and Fall racing seasons, as well as Summer programs. Individuals requesting a discount based on free or reduced lunch will be required to provide proof of eligibility by submitting a form obtained from their school. The form needs to resubmitted every academic year for rowers who continue to participate. That form should be sent to

After the form is received registration fees will be waived or given the appropriate discount for that session.
Youth who do not qualify for the Free or Reduced lunch can request a hardship aid package.  

Northampton Community Rowing’s Executive Board reviews the hardship requests. All aid is at their discretion and depends on available funds. Youth rowers will be given priority over adult rowers in the case of a discount due to hardship.

A limited number of opportunities for hardship aid may be available for adult rowers. Adult rowers who request hardship aid should contact the Executive Director. To be considered for this, you will need to write a letter explaining your interest in our programs and the reason(s) for needing aid, and send it to