Decision details

Submission of application to Sport England Swimming Pool Support Fund

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Arts & Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Application to Sport England’s Swimming Pool Support Fund for swimming pools in North Yorkshire.
The scheme is designed to support swimming pools that continue to be affected by significant rises in utility costs and swimming pool chemical costs. In phase 1 of the scheme £20million is available to support swimming pools that are at risk of closure or have had to significantly reduce their service provision. Phase 2 of the scheme, includes £40million for capital investment in to energy saving systems. There are x16 Council owned swimming pools in North Yorkshire, however the funding process requires both Council and Community/Charity owned swimming pools to form a collective application for each Council area.
Phase 1 of the scheme is now open and the application submission window is 4th -11th August, funding will be awarded between £10,000 - £500,000 as a whole (per authority) and decisions will be confirmed in September 2023. It is proposed that an application is submitted for all North Yorkshire owned swimming pools and community/charity partner swimming pools.
Further details about the scheme, can be seen following the link below:


Authorisation to apply to Sport England’s Swimming Pool Support Fund for swimming pools across North Yorkshire.

Reasons for the decision:

To support the financial sustainability of swimming pool provision for residents across North Yorkshire.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 11/08/2023

Date of decision: 09/08/2023

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