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Getting People Active

At SIV, we believe in the benefit of being active and enjoying life.  We’re here to make everyone #feelgood.  SIV is part of Sheffield City Trust.  We were created in 1990 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 any 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.


Inspiring Activities

Our swimming and athletics facilities might be used by current and future Olympians, but we’re proud that all of our venues are open to everyone.  Our Fitness Unlimited members benefit from programmes that extend well beyond the best gyms in Sheffield. But we’re not just about exercise. Our golf courses celebrate our fine green spaces and a shared, social experience. Our entertainment venues host the world's finest performers, making Sheffield City Trust one of the most successful leisure trusts in the country.


Part of the Community

We’re proud of our Sheffield roots.  Actively working with Sheffield City Council, Activity Sheffield and small local clubs and organisations to help reach all parts of our community.  A founding partner of MoveMore, we’re excited by our ambition to make Sheffield to be most active city by 2020.


Supported by a Board of Trustees

As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re managed by a board of trustees from a range of backgrounds.  This brings a comprehensive mix of professional skills & knowledge providing strategic direction to the organisation.

Board Members

David Grey MBE

Chairman David Grey MBE
Executive Chairman
OSL Group Holdings Ltd

John Warner
Managing Partner, Barber Harrison Platt Chartered Accountants

Helen Best
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University

Lynn Clarke
Director hr4hr – Consultant and People Development Professional

Jonathan Parish Justin Cole. Director of Marketing - Sheffield Hallam University  


Jonathan Parish
Chief Executive of VDL Car Hire Lda, QDL Car Hire Lda, Disruptive Technologies Solutions and P&O Holdings

Justin Cole
Director of Marketing
Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield City Trust and SCC Observers      

Andrew Snelling - Chief Executive
Chief Executive of the Sheffield City Trust Group





SCC Observer - Councillor - David Baker
Mosborough Ward Local councillor since 2004 and currently Chair the City’s Licensing Committee.






Contact Us

If you'd like to get in touch:

Call us: 0114 223 3800

Email us:

Write to us: 23 Carbrook Hall Road, Sheffield, S9 2EH


Key Contacts

Andrew Snelling, Chief Executive Email

Uriah Rennie, Community Liaison Manager Email

SIV, part of Sheffield City Trust.  Charity Registration Number: 700520.  Registered in England.  Registered Charity Address: Riverside East, 2 Millsands, Sheffield S3 8DT