Community Access Programme

We’re so happy to be back delivering this programme again.  Like everyone, we’ve had to adapt for COVID-19.  Things might be a little different and not all our activities will be starting immediately but our friendly staff are here to welcome you back and help you stay active with us in a safe, but most of all enjoyable way.  

Our team are contacting participants to let them know about this support. You can also get in touch with us by emailing active@edinburghleisure.co.uk or calling 0131 458 2260. 

Edinburgh Leisure’s Community Access Programme (CAP) supports community groups, organisations and charities to get the people they work with active. By working in partnership, we can help Edinburgh’s most vulnerable individuals and communities get active and improve the lives of the people of Edinburgh. 

Regular physical activity helps:

  • Reduce stress and improves mood
  • Boosts confidence and self esteem
  • Improves balance, flexibility and posture
  • Improves quality and quantity of sleep
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes in later life
  • Build relationships and social skills

Training to promote physical activity

CAP provides training for organisations looking to use physical activity as a tool to improve the lives of their service users. 

Discounted group access

CAP provides reduced prices for partner organisations to access Edinburgh Leisure activities with groups of service users. 

Discount cards for service users

Helping service users incorporate activity into daily life.


For more information please email active@edinburghleisure.co.uk or call 0131 458 2100.

To apply as an organisation please click the button below to access the application form.

To referrer an individual please click the button below to access the application form.



What's changed
  • All activities are pre-booked only (via our app or website) 
  • We are cashless and accept contactless payments only  
  • We have safety guidance signage throughout our venues  
  • There are sanitisation stations to use before and after each visit 
  • All activities are timetabled with staggered session start times to reduce congestion  

...and how you can help us!

  • We ask that if you’re feeling ill or showing signs of COVID-19 do not attend our venues and follow NHS guidelines 
  • Please arrive ready for your activity  
  • Follow the safety guidance in place in the venue including wearing face-coverings in non-activity areas Use the hand sanitiser before and after your session/activity