Formed in 1987, Sheffield City Trust was the first leisure trust in the UK. Created to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Sheffield, we led the way with an unrivalled mix of sport, leisure and entertainment venues to become The Health Wellbeing Charity.

In the last 30 years, we’ve been here to inspire people to be active, to enjoy sociable activities with friends and deliver a lasting legacy for our venues. We are proud to be part of the fabric of our great city.

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

From afternoon tea-dances in the art-deco surroundings of Sheffield City Hall to swimming in the Olympic-pool at Ponds Forge, our venues welcome over 4 million individuals every year.

Our open-to-all philosophy ensures that our activities and facilities provide for everyone in our communities across the city.

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.

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
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.