How can I support the camp?

If you would like to support the IAYC then there are three ways of doing so:

  • You can make a cash donation
  • You can make a regular donation via Donorbox
  • You can sponsor the IAYC

IWA e.V. is a non-profit organisation, and we try to make the IAYC as affordable as possible for participants. The camp is almost solely supported by participation fees and a small amount of revenue from merchandise sold at the camps themselves.

Your generous donation will allow us to:

  • Keep the camp fee low
  • Purchase new equipment to keep the camp relevant for modern astronomy
  • Offer more camp fee grants to disadvantaged and minority participants
  • Maintain our web servers and cover administration expenses/overheads
  • Enthuse the next generation of astronomers!

Please note that IWA is a voluntary organisation. Leaders and organisational staff do not get paid. You can be assured that any donation or support you offer will directly benefit the participants of the camp.


There is no minimum donation and anything you can give would be greatly appreciate. We accept donations via PayPal; you can find the link below:

If you live in the Eurozone and would like to make a donation by bank transfer in Euros, please contact us.

As we are a non-profit, you may be able to claim back your donation as tax-deductible. Please get in touch with our treasurer who can arrange a VAT receipt for you.


If you would like to make a regular donation, we are fundraising with donorbox, if you would like to make a donation please find our campaign here. Donorbox allows for monthly/yearly recurring donations, which is helps us plan for the future.


We are happy to discuss organisations or individuals who can offer cash or equipment sponsorship.

If you would like to sponsor the camp in some way, please get in touch with us at You can also read our sponsorship pack here, which has lots more information. This is a living document and will be updated annually, but it is representative of what options are available to you.