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Access to Leisure

Information on the Access to Leisure card.

How do I apply

All applications are now online and all you need do is either go to Membership packages - South Ayrshire Council (south-ayrshire.gov.uk) and choose the membership you wish to purchase by clicking on the price of it, you can then join and pay online. Please note on your first visit you will need to bring supporting documentation with you. Or if you wish to pay as you go e mail SLGAdminTeam@south-ayrshire.gov.uk and ask for an access to leisure membership we will then ask for certain information from you. Once again you will need to bring supporting documentation on your first visit.

How does it work?

For our pay as you go customers you will get a log in to our online booking system which will automatically charge you the reduced rate you qualify for, each time you book, or if booking by phone give your name and address and again the discount will be applied automatically. For those with a membership you will be charged the reduced rate automatically every month which will be explained to you when you purchase. Any activity not included in the membership package you choose will be charged at the reduced rate you qualify for.

An Access to Leisure membership can only be confirmed as active once the correct documentation has been supplied as proof of eligibility i.e. documentation to support your application under the correct category and proof of address within South Ayrshire.

Acceptable proof of address includes:

  • current driving licence
  • current gas/electricity/water/rates bill
  • current bank statement

 

Qualifying criteria and supporting documentation

Access to Leisure Memberships are valid for a period of 12 months from date of issue. Check the categories below to see which category is the most relevant for you and to determine what supporting evidence you need to provide on your first visit after you have purchased or applied for your membership. You will need to supply supporting documentation again in one years time to verify nothing has changed.

Proof of address within South Ayrshire is required for all categories.

Category

Description

Discount

Supporting Documentation

Leisure card

C

Student aged 18+

25%

Student Grant/loan letter or award notice from student agency for Scotland (SAAS). No charge for card.

D

in receipt of:
State retirement pension

25%

Appropriate order book or current bank statements indicating payments or a Letter of Entitlement.  No charge for card.

E

in receipt of:
Carer's allowance or carer's council tax disregard discount.

25%

Appropriate order book from DWP or current bank statements indicating payments from DWP or a letter of entitlement. Council tax notice showing applicable discount.  No charge for card.

F

in receipt of:

  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax rebate (Except Single persons Rebate)
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • State Pension Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance

50%

Appropriate order book from DWP, current bank statements indicating payments from DWP or letter of entitlement. Determination letter detailing period of eligibility. Current council tax bill illustrating rebate eligibility. No charge for card.

G

in receipt of:

  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • War Disablement Pension
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit
  • Blue Badge holder

50%

Appropriate order book from DWP, current bank statements indicating payments from DWP or letter of entitlement. Determination letter detailing period of eligibility. Current council tax bill illustrating rebate eligibility. No charge for card.

H

Any person resident in South Ayrshire aged 18 or under in full time education and whose parent/guardian receives income related benefit.

50%

Evidence of parent having category F access to leisure card.
Evidence of residency required for all categories. No charge for card.

Terms and conditions

  1. Only one application allowed per person and non-transferrable.
  2. Applications must be supported by appropriate documentation including proof of address.
  3. Children under the age of eight will not be admitted to the swimming pool unless accompanied by a responsible adult.
  4. Participants must adhere to the terms and conditions of use at Sport, Leisure and Golf facilities.
  5. Misuse of the Access to Leisure card scheme may result in the membership being suspended.
  6. The Access to Leisure membership is valid for a period of 12 months from date of issue. Subsequent renewals of the membership require the resubmission of supporting documentation.
  7. Should your circumstances change during your membership you must notify SlgAdminTeam@south-ayrshire.gov.uk immediately failure to do so will result in additional charges being applied and invoiced to you.