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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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7 May, 2022

Galaxy of sports stars attend grand opening of Moorways Sports Village 

A raft of sports stars including Olympians Mark Foster and Perri Shakes-Drayton attended the opening of the state-of-the-art Moorways Sports Village on Saturday. 


The £42million site, run by award-winning operator Everyone Active in partnership with Derby City Council, laid on a full day of activities for the community to try out. 

Hundreds of children and adults enjoyed a wide variety of sessions including swimming in the main pool and learner pool, the water park, soft play, martial arts, dance fitness and Pilates. 

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1 August, 2022

Everyone Active announces charity partnership with Dementia UK  

An award-winning sports and leisure operator is supporting the dementia specialist nurse charity, Dementia UK, to deliver a partnership to raise awareness of dementia and vital funds to support families living with the condition. 


Everyone Active has started a year-long partnership with Dementia UK - the only charity that provides specialist dementia nurse support through their Admiral Nurse service. Admiral Nurses provide life-changing support and guidance for families affected by all forms of dementia in communities, hospitals and hospices, on the free national Dementia Helpline, and in clinics. 


6 August, 2022

Customers flock to Kirkby Leisure Centre in opening week 

Nearly 4,000 people flocked through the doors at Kirkby Leisure Centre in its first week open. 


The state-of-the-art facility, run by Everyone Active on behalf of Ashfield District Council, had its official ribbon-cutting on Saturday, August 6. 


Customer enthusiasm was high from the off and continued throughout the £15.5million site’s first week in business, with more than 3,800 people coming to admire and experience the new centre. 


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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