Community Activities

The community engagement team at the Cheltenham Trust supports and delivers a range of community-based activities in partnership with a network of community organisations. Our focus is to broaden participation and ensure that everyone, regardless of age or ability has the opportunity to engage in healthy, active lifestyles.

Training Provider The Cheltenham Trust - In The Community

The Cheltenham Trust, which manages Leisure at Cheltenham and the Princes of Wales Stadium as well as Cheltenham Town Hall, Pittville Pump Room and The Wilson Art Gallery & Museum, is committed to enriching the lives of local people and visitors to Cheltenham.

As a local charity we strive to contribute to a vibrant cultural economy and shape Cheltenham’s distinctive sense of place and tourism offer.

We work hard in the community with our many partners to make a positive change to people’s lives by increasing awareness of health and wellbeing.

Get in touch if you feel that there is a possible project that we may be able to support you with.

We are currently active participants in Cheltenham’s ‘No child left behind’ initiative which has identified that there is in the region of 4,300 children and young people growing up in poverty in the borough. It is believed that those children, when compared to their more affluent peers are facing significant challenges such as poorer education attainment, higher rates of exclusion, at higher risk being victims of crime, higher risk of being obese, higher risk of being open to social care, higher risk of self-harm.

We are committed to playing our part in addressing these inequalities.

Previous successful partnership working includes:

  •  Being part of the StreetGames ‘Street Mark’ programme, delivering weekly sessions in key priority areas of the Borough in partnership with Prospects, Cheltenham Borough Homes and local neighbourhood partnerships groups.
  • Running the Club1 scheme aimed at supporting inactive teenagers in accessing local facilities to be more active
  • Working alongside Hester’s Way Neighbourhood Partnership on localised project delivery targeting both disengaged young people and inactive older people.
  • Mars Just Play and Walking Football projects
  • Sportivate funded projects including Capoeira, Girls Fitness and Box-Fit
  • Helping to deliver and organise the Children’s Festival, Midsummer Fiesta, National Play Day and National Fitness DayActive.



Active Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Borough Homes, StreetGames, Hesters Way Neighbourhood Partnership, Pentathlon GB, Gloucestershire Football Association, Cheltenham Town FC, Deer Park Archery Club, NHS 2gether Trust, Gloucestershire County Council

Cheltenham Trust Websites:

Cheltenham Town Hall

The Wilson Art Gallery


Volunteer with us

At Leisure at Cheltenham, volunteers can be found supporting children to learn to swim, helping gym users get the most out of their work outs and ensuring that gym equipment is used correctly as well as helping out in the office to facilitate our sports and healthy living programmes. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers to join our vibrant team.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Leisure at Cheltenham or wish to learn more about volunteering across the Cheltenham Trust, fill out the form at this link to register your interest or email

GEM in partnership with The Cheltenham Trust

The Cheltenham Trust are proud to be apart of the Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project which aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.

The GEM Project will reconnect people with their local services and ultimately help them achieve their desired work based outcome through an individual personalised action plan. This programme is a unique partnership of community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The GEM Project is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, other local partners include organisations such as Active Gloucestershire, Artshape, Create Gloucestershire, Inclusion Gloucestershire, The Roses Theatre and Gloucesteshire Wildlife Trust


Each partner organisation has a GEM funded project worker to provide support on a one-to-one basis for GEM participants in their locality and/or linked with each organisation’s activities, events and services.  These GEM Project Navigator Developers work directly with individuals signed up to GEM to providing  information, advice and referral to local services and community partners to help each person work towards their goals.


For more information about GEM and how to take positive steps towards employment;

GEM Navigator Developer at The Cheltenham Trust

Lindsey Draper  01242 774408

or visit


Family Midsummer Fiesta

Midsummer Fiesta returns in 2020 for another day showcasing the fantastic talents of the diverse communities of Cheltenham. With a multitude of activities from charity stalls to music and dance this is a day for everyone in Cheltenham to enjoy.

For more information visit:

Midsummer Fiesta

Swim info Ask for Angela

A safety campaign where people feeling unsafe on a date in a pub or social venue can discreetly ask staff for help using a code-word is being rolled out across the UK.

It works by allowing people to ask venue staff for ‘Angela’ if they feel uncomfortable and venue staff will call a taxi or help them leave discreetly.

GRASAC in partnership with Gloucestershire Constabulary are currently asking for Gloucestershire Pubs to sign up to the new initiative.  For more information about Ask for Angela, please click on contact details.

GRASAC provides free, confidential and non-judgemental support and information services to women and girls affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse. Our support services include a confidential helpline, anonymous email support service, one to one ongoing support sessions either face to face or over the telephone, advocacy, information (for survivors, their friends, family, and agencies working with them), and referrals to other agencies and support services if required.

Contact Details

Swim info - know something about crime?

Do you know something about crime?

Then click on the link provided and provide information 100% anonymously.

The Fearless Pledge:

Anonymity Promise

Our promise of anonymity is important as it is what makes our charity unique.  We guarantee that if you choose to contact us anonymously:

  • You can give us information about crime without giving any personal details.
  • We will not make note of your gender or age.
  • We will not record any personal details you might mention.
  • We cannot trace your email or IP address.

We hope that this gives you the confidence to trust our service and remove any fears you might have about telling us what you know about crime.

The only way anybody will know you contacted us, is if you tell somebody.


Swim info Enquiry form

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