Leisure In The Community

Welcome to Leisure in the Community Ltd

Leisure in the Community Ltd is a leisure management organisation, dedicated to supporting and developing sports, leisure and cultural facilities in the communities in which we operate.

About Us

Founded in 2002, Leisure in the Community is registered as a society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, with its objects being:

“To carry on any business, trade or industry for the benefit of the community, to provide facilities for recreation and leisure time occupation in the interests of social welfare and to promote and develop leisure services and to advance the education of the public in such activities.”
As a Community Benefit Societies (CBS) member we are eligible to claim mandatory relief from the payment of National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) at 80%. Additionally for some clients we have also been successful in achieving a further 20% discretionary relief as well.
Since September 2011 HM Revenue and Customs has recognised the Societies charitable status, an additional benefit that now allows us to invest more revenues into maintaining and improving our facilities and services for the communities in which we operate.

As a non profit making organisation all surpluses that we generate must be reinvested back into our facilities and the services we provide in furtherance of our Objects. The Society has been proactive since 2014 in awarding Grants to our local authority partners to enable community focussed programmes to be delivered locally.

In 2019 the Society also introduced a new General Manager Grant Funding scheme to help support the further delivery of projects and programmes within its own facilities.
In addition to the funding directly awarded by the Society, these Grants have also brought in additional match funding and ‘in kind’ funding from our local authority partners and other local stakeholders.
The total amount of Grant Funding awarded by the Society to our local authority partners and via our General Managers scheme since 2012 is over £360,000.