Meridian Parks and Recreation is proud to offer the gift of fun with our Care Enough To Share youth financial assistance program.

Financial assistance for youth is available for children up to 18 years old who are interested in participating in Meridian Parks and Recreation activities. In 2024, eligible Meridian families can receive assistance for up to 80% of an activity or membership fee with a maximum of $250.00 per year, per child. To be eligible, families must be receiving assistance through one or more of the programs listed below and must reside at an address within the Meridian City limits.

All applications and proof of need must be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the program start date OR two weeks prior to the release of an Activity Guide, whichever occurs first.

Payment is due at time of registration. Once a child has been approved for financial assistance, a child’s spot in a class/activity is only secured by paying the remaining class registration fees and tax. Financial assistance is not retroactive and can only be applied to new activity/membership registrations, once approved. Registrations can be made through our online registration site, over the phone, or in-person.

Requests to add additional activities, memberships or sessions that are not listed on this application must be received at least two (2) weeks prior to the program start date OR two weeks prior to the release of an Activity Guide, whichever occurs first.

For any questions regarding our online application process, please call (208) 888-3579.

Calendar Year for Which I'm Requesting Assistance

Parent/Guardian Information

Parent/Guardian Name
Contact Phone
Email Address
Street Address
Zip Code
Forms of assistance you are currently receiving (please check all that apply)
  (e.g., Social Security, disability, cash assistance, housing assistance and other assistance received)

Participant(s) Information

Participant Name
Participant Date of Birth
Remove 2nd Participant
Participant Name
Participant Date of Birth
Add 3rd Participant
Add 4th Participant
Add 5th Participant

The Care Enough To Share application form must be filled out at least once per calendar year and must be submitted with proof of need. Documentation must remain current to receive financial assistance and must:

  1. Include names of registrant(s)
  2. Include address of recipients
  3. Be dated within the current calendar year and/or identify that benefits will be received in calendar year for which application is being submitted

NOTE: If submitting Medicaid proof of need please do not submit Medicaid ID cards as these do not meet the specified proof of need criteria outlined above. Instead, only submit Medicaid benefit award letters which can be obtained from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. All pages of the benefit award letter must be included.

Please upload one or more files (use "Ctrl" key with mouse click to select multiple files) that show proof of need with your application.
*Note: If the file upload exceeds the 25 MB limit, please email the file(s) directly to Meridian Parks and Recreation at


I/We understand that this is NOT a guarantee that my/our children will be accepted into this program.