This program helps Westwood Residents with financial assistance. Assistance might be provided to elderly people with tight budgets and rising utility bills, children who need school supplies or medical treatment, or families who have experienced job loss or other financial crisis and are struggling to make ends meet. Every situation is unique and so assistance is provided in order received or by severity.


This program provides financial scholarships to help Westwood families in need send their children to summer camp. All school-aged children residing in Westwood are eligible; 4 application deadlines in February, March, April and May; Campership awards are now $800 per child per fiscal year. Awards are paid directly to the camp. Campership awards are granted separately from our temporary financial assistance awards program.

*WCC is not able to reimburse applicants for camp fees already paid.

**During this time, if at all possible please submit all applications for financial assistance and campership awards and all bills for consideration via email or by utilizing the electronic application found on our website.
Please call us at 781.366.0470 with any questions.


Westwood Community Chest helps individuals and families facing financial difficulties, by awarding funds towards basic needs such as medical expenses, utility payments and housing payments.

WCC also awards Camperships, which are scholarships to summer camp for school-aged kids. Camperships provide wonderful opportunities for physical, social and emotional growth to Westwood children whose families could not otherwise afford summer programs.

  • all funds are distributed directly to the company or camp.
  • through our community resource liaisons, additional resources may be made available to those in need.
  • the awarding process is confidential.

**WCC is not able to reimburse applicants for camp fees already paid.


1- Download Application
using the Green links above

2- Fill out application

3- Include copies of any required documents

or MAIL TO: Westwood Community Chest, P.O. Box 250, Westwood, MA 02090

Application Packets may also be obtained at the following locations:

Westwood Police Station:
590 High St. – 781.326.1903

Westwood Recreation Department:
240 Nahatan St. – 781.461.0070
Westwood Senior Center:
60 Nahatan St. – 781.329.8799
Westwood Town Hall:
580 High St. – 781.326.3964
Westwood Youth and Family Services:
288 Washington St. – 781.320.1006