NYFTE is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. When an individual joins the team, their parents / carers make a substantial financial commitment to cover the expenses associated with attending the various training and performance events. With the exception of the team membership fee paid by the family of each team member, the money NYFTE receives from parents generally does not provide any income for the organisation itself. There are considerable costs associated with running the team, including:
The majority of fundraising takes place at performance events NYFTE attends through collections and the sale of merchandise. NYFTE is fortunate enough to have the backing of some very generous supporters, both individuals and organisations (including social dance clubs), a number of whom are mentioned on the Supporters page. In 2022, the creation of the Family Support Fund following a generous bequest, provides financial assistance to the families of team members who would otherwise struggle to attend NYFTE events. Another way to support NYFTE financially is by becoming an associate member, an educational member or a corporate member. For more information about becoming a member, or to find out where to send a donation, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.