Burnley Leisure is a registered charity employing a team of more than 100 friendly, fully qualified staff.
Established in April 2014, the trust operates the majority of leisure facilities in the borough previously managed by Burnley Council’s sport and culture services. Burnley Leisure aspires to promote active and healthy communities in the Burnley area. It also strives to provide premier facilities for recreation, sport and cultural pursuits. Working in partnership with Burnley Council, the trust is responsible for the operation, management and development of sport and leisure facilities, a theatre, arts development, health and wellbeing, and sport and play development. The business has been split into four service areas:
The work of the trust is overseen by a board of trustees sourced from the local community, who both have the passion for sport and culture in Burnley, and the skills to help steer the organisation forward.
Burnley Leisure works in many different areas with projects and campaigns ranging from Mechanics At Home, promoting creativity in local community groups, to This Girl Can, a national campaign celebrating active women up and down the country.