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Portsmouth City Council Leisure Card

The Portsmouth Leisure Card entitles residents to discounts of up to 50% at Portsmouth City Council facilities as well as some other services.

Applying for a Leisure Card is free and are available to residents that receive means-tested benefit within PO1 to PO6 areas of the city.

You can enjoy sports centres, swimming pools, golf, museums, city arts, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Southsea Skatepark, and the Andrew Simpson Centre. Please note that discounts vary, and a complete listing will be sent to you when you receive your Leisure Card.

The Leisure Card is valid for 12 months and you can reapply when the card expires.

How to apply for a Leisure Card

To apply for a Leisure Card please complete the online application form on the Portsmouth City Council website or by clicking here. Portsmouth leisure card – Portsmouth City Council.

You can also apply via from your local library, community centre, housing office or Civic Offices reception.  Please bring along proof of benefits to be checked.

We will then post your leisure card to you within 10 working days.  If you have any questions you can call them 02392 606256.

Eligible benefits.

  • Universal credit
  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseeker’s allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related employment and support allowance (ESA)
  • Working tax credit
  • Housing benefit
  • Council Tax Support (excludes statutory 25% single persons discount)
  • Pension credit (guarantee credit element only)
  • Foster carers with foster children (use the online application link and upload a signed letter from your supervising social worker as evidence)
  • Asylum Seekers – Please note you will be asked to reference your Home Office number supplied by Portsmouth City of Sanctuary

Children applying independently.

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