Apply for a leisure card using our online form

The Portsmouth leisure card is available to residents who receive means-tested benefit within PO1 – PO6 areas (and some properties in PO7 qualify where these pay council tax to Portsmouth City Council).

Applying for a leisure card is free – and entitles you to discounts on a range of culture and leisure services in the city.

You can enjoy sports centres, swimming pools, golf, museums, city arts and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard when you show a valid leisure card for each adult/child. Please note that discounts vary – a complete listing will be sent to you when you receive your Leisure Card.

The leisure card is valid for 12 months and it is your responsibility to apply for a renewal when the current card expires.

How to apply

If you live in:

If you are unable to complete the online form or need help with your application, you can contact our team:

Please note that you will need to upload evidence of eligibility – view a list of the eligible benefits.

Please make sure any evidence submitted clearly states your name and is in date, otherwise we will be unable to process your Leisure Card application.

Once you have submitted your application, we will verify it and post a leisure card to you.

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 form 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

Applications from eligible children

  • If you are between 16 & 18 and are a Child We Care For you may apply independently – you will need evidence from your Supervising Social Worker to apply
  • If you are between 16 & 18 and are an Asylum Seeking Child you may apply independently – you will need your Home Office Number and City of Sanctuary liaison name

If you are under 16 and believe you could be entitled to a Leisure Card, please contact CulturalServices@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for further guidance.