The Portsmouth leisure card entitles residents to discounts at Portsmouth City Council facilities as well as some other services.

Applying for a leisure card is free – they are available to residents that receive means-tested benefit within PO1 to PO6 areas.

You can enjoy sports centres, swimming pools, golf, museums, city arts and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on production of 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

To apply for a Leisure Card please complete the online form each member of your household.

Online application form

If you are unable to complete the online form please contact Cultural Services.

Telephone: 02392 688797

Please note that you will need to upload evidence of eligibility, please see list below of 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 online application this will be verified and a Leisure Card posted to you (subject to verification).

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

  • You must be between 16 and 18 years old
  • Children we Care For – please have evidence from your Supervising Social Worker
  • Asylum Seeking Children – please have your Home Office Number and City of Sanctuary liaison name.