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Welcome to Sheffield City Trust

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    Sheffield City Trust was created to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Sheffield. We are focussed on inspiring people to be active, to enjoy sociable activities with friends and to deliver a lasting legacy of venues built for the 1991 World Student Games.

    As a charity, our not-for-profit status means that all surplus is reinvested in improving our venues and activities to ensure that we are here for the communities we serve.  Since 1990, we have invested around £50m in improving our facilities and reaching more local communities with our activities.

    As Sheffield City Trust, our swimming and athletics facilities, designed for current and future Olympians are open to everyone.  Our Fitness Unlimited members benefit from programmes that extend well beyond our cutting-edge gyms.  Our golf courses celebrate our country's green spaces as well as creating social connections.  But to truly benefit an individual's wellbeing, our activities extend well beyond exercise. Our entertainment venues host the world's finest performers, making Sheffield City Trust one of the most successful leisure trusts in the country.

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    Teaching New Skills

    Through the development of our coached activity programme and training centre we provide everyone with the opportunity to learn and develop new skills.

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    Children’s Lessons - Our children’s coached activities are delivered in a fun and safe environment and our team of qualified and friendly coaches are committed to helping children develop and reach their potential while having fun. We’ve continued to grow our coached activity programme and deliver over 230 lessons each week across a number of sports including athletics, martial arts, football, gymnastics and trampolining. We currently support over 7000 children each week to develop the essential life skill of swimming.

    Adult Lessons – We believe that learning continues throughout life and have developed our programme of adult’s lessons. In addition to our children’s lessons we now deliver over 40 adult lessons each week.

    Training Courses – We provide a variety of training courses, delivering skills that are essential in the workplace and in general life. We’ve helped over 2500 people each year gain lifesaving first-aid and manual handling qualifications.


    Helping People Move Move

    We’re committed to helping to improve the Health and Wellbeing of the people of Sheffield.

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    Our Fitness Unlimited membership has helped to improve the health of more than 150,000 people in Sheffield since 2000.  We’ve invested more than £20 million in our fitness facilities to provide award winning gyms including The Star’s Gym of the Year 2016 (Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Concord Sports Centre), voted for by the people of Sheffield.

    We deliver over 340 fitness classes each week and  over ½ million people have enjoyed swimming sessions at our Centres from lane swimming to our more sociable public sessions and our GP Referral Scheme offers support from experienced health professionals to develop programme that are suitable to individuals lifestyle and needs.

    Each week we deliver over 230 sports lessons where children can learn new skills from a young age that will benefit them throughout life and through developing strong links with Schools across Sheffield over 60,000 children have experiencing their own success at our School Sports Days.

    We’ve invested in our Centres to provide poolside facilities, accessible gyms with specialist equipment, accessible changing rooms, toilets and entry points as well as providing specialist sessions including ice mobility, disability and autism friendly swimming making our centres inclusive to everyone.

    We’re proud that we’re helping to improve the health and wellbeing of Sheffield with over 100,000 people walking through our doors every week to enjoy an activity session. 



    Supporting The City

    We’re proud of our Sheffield roots and actively work with Sheffield City Council, Activity Sheffield and small local clubs and organisations to help reach all parts of our community. 

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    As one of the founding partners of MoveMore we work closely with the NHS, both Universities, Sheffield Council and Sheffield Chamber of Commerce on a city wide initiative with the aim to make things easier for everyone in Sheffield to be more active in their everyday life.

    We help to support the Sheffield economy through delivering over 1500 events each year, bringing £30 million and have secured over £350, 000 in funding to help support local groups and we recently supported the national campaign This Girl Can in Sheffield to encourage more women into sport by providing a range of women’s only activities.


    Making Sheffield Proud


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    Sheffield’s Health - The first National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) opened at one of our Centre’s in 2015. Concord Sports Centre is home to the clinical facility which is a government funded Olympic Legacy Project where patients with specific conditions are managed by NHS clinicians to be encouraged into physical activity to help the management of their long term conditions.

    Environmental Impact - We realise how important it is to manage our impact on the environment an through implementing our energy and environmental policy we’ve achieve Carbon Trust Standard and are the first organisation in sport and leisure to achieve energy standard ISO 5001in recognition of our commitment to reducing energy usage.