Leisure, Culture and Life skills for Care Leavers

Leisure Offer

A new Leisure Offer has launched! If you are a care leaver (or looked after child) in Surrey it gives you some brilliant opportunities including:

  • Free gym membership
  • Free swimming access at all times
  • 50% concession on classes and bookable activities

Also, Surrey foster carers and their birth children (under 18 years old) are entitled to a 50 leisure discount!

To find out more speak with your Personal Assistant (PA) or email leisure.offer@surreycc.gov.uk.

If you are living outside Surrey and you would like help with gym membership, then speak to your PA about making an application to The Celebration Fund. The deadline for applications is 5 May 2023.

Celebration Fund

This scheme is funded by county councillors to recognise and reward care leavers for their achievements. Awards may support young people to take part in a hobby or activity, purchase equipment or training to help promote independence or achieve a goal. Find out more about the The Celebration Fund.

Surrey Bike Scheme

Surrey County Council provides care leavers with a contribution towards a bike, helmet and lock. If you do not own a bike and you would like a bike to keep fit and save money on travel, then speak to your PA about making an application to the bicycle Scheme! Ask your PA to contact celebration.fund@surreycc.gov.uk to get more information.

Surrey Boxing Scheme

Are you aged between 12 to 25 years and interested in boxing? Boxing England are funding free Boxing membership at affiliated clubs across the country. Speak to your PA who can email leisure.offer@surreycc.gov.uk to make an application on your behalf.

Surrey Arts

Surrey Arts aims to increase people's interest and participation in music, singing and performing arts. There are a range of arts opportunities for you to enjoy; such as music lessons and workshops. Visit the Surrey Arts webpage for more information.

Driving lessons

The road to driving just got a little bit easier. Care leavers are supported to fund costs associated with learning to drive a car or motorbike. This scheme is available for care leavers from age 17. Speak to your PA for information on how to access this support. Read more about financial support for learning to drive.