New memberships

Available in Wandsworth Borough Council

 

Free school meals

Intensive swimming lessons for all

From April 2024, we will offer free intensive swimming lessons for children aged 9-12 (school years 5, 6 and 7).

Must be a resident of Wandsworth to be eligible. 

These lessons are for children that have not yet achieved the KS2 standards as listed below:

 

Lessons include five consecutive days of 30-minute group, intensive swimming lessons. 

These sessions will run throughout the school holidays at Balham Leisure Centre, Latchmere Leisure Centre (Located in Battersea), Tooting Leisure Centre and Putney Leisure Centre.

Register your interest now!

Under 8's swim free 

Free swimming for all under 8’s. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (one adult to two under 8’s). Must be a resident of Wandsworth to be eligible.

Scroll down to see how to get started. 

Free school meals memberships 

We would love to offer a free 1 year membership for school children up to the age of 18 years old receiving free school meals in Wandsworth Borough Council. 

Membership includes free off peak and weekend swimming, gym (junior gym times only for juniors) and sports hall bookings (squash, badminton, basketball, short tennis). Membership does not include use of outdoor pitches. 

This membership applies to 1 adult and up to 2 children (children must be linked to the parent). 

Under 8’s must attend with parent, as per ratios and centre rules.

Activities available are subject to change at any time. 

Registration available now.

For more information on this membership and eligibility, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

 

Care leavers

If you are an adult who has spent time in care whilst under the age of 18, we are offering you a 50% discounted Premium membership at just £20 per month

This membership is available to care leavers aged 16 – 25 years old.

You can add up to 4 juniors onto this membership. 

Registration is available now. 

For more information on this membership and eligibility, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

New offering for residents in the borough of Wandsworth

We are delighted to introduce a new offering to Wandsworth residents. We would like to offer free off peak and weekend gym and swimming to those eligible under the following categories:

  • Housing benefit
  • Council tax support
  • Disability living allowance
  • Incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance
  • Carer's allowance
  • Child and working tax credit
  • Income support
  • Pension credit
  • Eligible for but not in receipt of pension credit
  • Employment support allowance (ESA)

Proof of eligibility check is required every 6 months for membership to continue. You will need to provide the most recent documents showing that you have received universal credit within the last 28 days.

For more information on this membership and eligibility, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Alternative membership options 

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of memberships for our Wandsworth community.

We have the following memberships available. Please click on the button to find out more. 

Foster carers

Free school meal recipients

Care leavers

Asylum seekers

Universal Credit

Inclusive membership

Concessions membership

 

Foster carers

If you are currently a foster carer in Wandsworth Borough Council, we would love to offer you a free 1 year Premium membership to use at any of our centres within Wandsworth.

You can add up to 4 juniors on this membership. 

Registration available now! 

For more information on this membership and eligibility, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

 

Asylum seekers

If you are an Asylum Seeker, we would love to offer you a free 1 year membership that includes free off peak and weekend gym and swim. 

Proof of eligibility check is required every 12 months in order for your membership to continue. 

Registration available now.

For more information on this offering and eligibility, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

We also have an existing membership for refugees. Please contact your preferred centre for more information. 

 

Universal Credit

If you are receiving Universal Credit, we would like to offer you a free 6 month membership that includes free off peak and weekend swimming & gym.

Proof of eligibility check is required every 6 months for membership to continue. You will need to provide the most recent documents showing that you have received universal credit within the last 28 days.

Registration available now. 

For more information on this membership and eligibility, please take a look at our frequently asked questions.

Inclusive membership 

We are pleased to have launched our brand new Inclusive membership, offering a 50% discount on our Premium membership rate for members with disabilities. 

Find out more about our Inclusive membership

Concessions membership 

Our Concessions membership is also available for those in selected corporate groups (NHS, emergency services, Ministry of Defence (including war veterans), RNLI and those working in education), in receipt of selected benefits, or are a Places for People tenant. 

Find out more about our Concessions membership

How to get started 

To access your membership, you will need to create a free Places membership - please click this link to set this up. 

Once you have created your free Places membership, please take your proof of eligibility for your desired membership to your chosen Places Leisure centre in Wandsworth Borough Council. Our friendly team on reception will assign your membership to your account, and your membership card will be issued if and when required. 

For more information, please take a look at our FAQs