Swimming in the fast lane: Leisure centres in community hands

Many councils are struggling to keep leisure centres afloat. But communities like the ones in Stocksbridge and Bramley are stepping in to make leisure centres continue to provide essential health and wellbeing service to local people, while being sustainable businesses. Join us as we discover their journey and tips to taking over a leisure centre.

Show Notes

The M&S Community Business Challenge is coming to Bradford and Bristol in 2019. Community businesses can apply for mentoring from M&S and a small Power to Change grant. Find out more http://www.communitybusinesschallenge.co.uk/

Community shares are an ideal way for communities to invest in businesses that serve a community purpose. Through this programme, we offer support to get a community share offer off the ground and match fund it when you meet your target. Find out more – www.powertochange.org.uk/get-support/programmes/community-shares/

Check out our #CommunityBusinessMatters video, featuring Bramley Baths. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LFmYSmsAW4&list=PLBQpTFVoZfQQ6T0EA9y2TdRicMD_JN0Kw&index=2

Check out other community football case studies – Kiveton Park (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/kiverton-park-wales-cdp/)and Wales CDP and Hilsea Lido (https://www.powertochange.org.uk/what-is-community-business/stories/hilsea-lido/).

Transcript: https://www.powertochange.org.uk/get-inspired/podcasts/swimming-fast-lane-leisure-centres-community-hands/swimming-fast-lane-leisure-centres-community-hands-2/