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Swimming is a core activity offered through SLM Community Leisure Charitable Trust. Every year we support millions of people to improve both their mental and physical health through our in-pool activities.​

We manage Everyone Active’s 120 swimming pools across the country and all aquatic activities that take place in them. We have earned a fantastic reputation for delivering high-quality swimming lessons and work closely with aquatic clubs to provide development opportunities for children as young as three-months-old all the way through to elite swimmers.


Our core objectives are to increase participation and remove any barriers that prevent people from swimming.

Sports and Recreation

SLM Community Charitable Trust is also responsible for managing Everyone Active’s sports halls, squash courts and outdoor pitches, as well as the relationships with the hundreds of clubs and groups who use these spaces.


From walking football to children’s holiday camps, and wheelchair basketball to line dancing, SLM Community Charitable Trust connects people of all ages and abilities to fun, accessible and inclusive activities.


We work with industry partners to secure funding for a range of community-focused initiatives. These programmes help us to engage inactive groups with innovative sports and exercise programmes.

Community Health and Wellbeing

Our services have always been provided for the health and wellbeing of communities,

and for the less advantaged groups within those communities. Together, we will support our communities to live healthy and happy lives.

Our strategy outlines how we will support the delivery of the Sport England objectives, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, NHS long term plan, Office of Health Improvement and Disparities and UKactive’s vision for a decade of change, to address inequalities in healthy life expectancy across

our communities.




SLM Community Leisure Charitable Trust plays a vital role in making sports and physical activity accessible to everyone.


It is a subsidiary of Sports and Leisure Management Ltd, which was formed in 1987 and has since become one of England’s largest leisure contractors, operating under the brand Everyone Active. It currently manages 196 leisure and cultural facilities on behalf of 60 local authority partners.


SLM Community Leisure Charitable Trust delivers subsidised services, community-focused exercise programmes and outreach schemes to communities across the country through Everyone Active’s facilities.


The Trust protects key sports and recreational services from the pressures of profitability and ensures communities benefit from affordable, accessible activity opportunities.



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9 February, 2023

Everyone Active teams up with HFE for staff development

Everyone Active has chosen HFE (Health and Fitness Education) to upskill fitness team members across multiple sites to become qualified Personal Trainers.

In collaboration with CIMSPA, via the ReTrain to ReTain scheme, Everyone Active has selected leading health and fitness industry training provider HFE as its preferred training partner. This is in order to upskill 16 members of the existing fitness team to become fully qualified personal trainers.


29 March, 2023

Leisure centres set to launch free membership for children in care and cared experienced young people

Leisure centres in Sutton are set to offer free memberships to children in care and care experienced young people from this month.

Cheam Leisure Centre, David Weir Leisure Centre, The Phoenix Centre and Westcroft Leisure Centre, run by award-winning operator Everyone Active in partnership with Sutton Council are taking part in the new initiative to reduce the barriers between children and young people participating in sport and physical activity.


21 April, 2023

Embracing the Sunflower - Helping those with Hidden Disabilities

In an effort to make its facilities more accessible to more people, Everyone Active has joined the global Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network.

The Sunflower allows people to voluntarily share that they have a disability or condition that may not be immediately obvious.

To indicate that they have a hidden disability, customers or staff members can wear a Sunflower lanyard. For customers wearing the lanyard this will inform Everyone Active staff that they may need additional support at the leisure centre or a little more time.


SLM Community Leisure Charitable Trust is a subsidiary of Sports and Leisure Management Ltd. Through this structure we deliver commercially successful services while protecting community-focused activities from the pressures of profitability. This leaves us free to provide added value and subsides activities that give more people the opportunity to get active.

SLM Community Leisure Charitable Trust operates alongside its sister organisations


Head Office

2 Watling Drive,
Sketchley Meadows,
LE10 3EY

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