Get active for Less

Get active for Less is our brand-new discounted access scheme, which launched on 1 June 2022.

Created to break down the barrier of price and provide more people with the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity, Get active for Less offers discounts to Aberdeen city residents in receipt of recognised benefits and allowances, as well as discounts to residents at the state pension age of 66 and over.

The scheme is rooted in our core reason for operation – to ensure that opportunities to participate in sport and physical activities are available to everyone, regardless of circumstance. It aims to tackle health inequalities, recognising that the most disadvantaged in our city often have the lowest participation in sport and physical activity

What does Get active for Less offer?

Aberdeen city residents of any age, in receipt of the qualifying benefits and allowances listed below will receive the following discounts:

  • £1 swimming at our pools across the city
  • 50% discount on pay and play activities
  • 30% discount on Sport Aberdeen ‘Get active’ and ‘Golf Only’ memberships
  • 50% discount on coached programmes
  • 50% discount on holiday camp bookings

Aberdeen city residents who have reached the state pension age of 66 and over will receive the following discounts:

  • £1 swimming at our pools across the city
  • 15% discount on pay and play activities
  • 25% discount on Sport Aberdeen ‘Get active’ and Golf Only memberships

If you are aged 66 and over and also in receipt of the qualifying benefits and allowances you will receive the higher level of discount.

What are the qualifying benefits and allowances?

We are pleased to have the widest range of qualifying criteria for schemes of this type across Scotland.

You can apply for discounted access for 3 months if you receive:

  • Contribution based Job Seeker Allowance
  • Income based Job Seeker Allowance

You can apply for discounted access for 6 months if you receive:

  • Short term Incapacity Benefit

You can apply for discounted access for 1 year if you receive one of the following benefits or fall into one of these categories:

  • Asylum Seeker *
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Carers Allowance *
  • Council Tax Benefits *
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guardians Allowance *
  • Housing Benefit *
  • Kinship Allowance *
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit *
  • Income Support *
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance *
  • Universal Credit *
  • Widowed Parents Allowance *
  • Working Tax Credit *
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Pathways Financial Assistance
  • Learning Disability
  • Physical Disability

* If you receive any of any of these benefits you may be entitled to Family Membership which means that your spouse/partner and/or children can also get discounted access – the award letter submitted must note that the award includes payments for spouse/partner and/or children.

You will be asked to provide documents to show that you are currently entitled to benefits and allowances, for example a current or recent award letter. If applying based on age, you will be asked to submit proof of age as well as proof of an Aberdeen City address dated within the last 6 months.

How do I apply?

To apply for Get active for Less, please complete the relevant application form below. A member of our team will be in touch within two weeks to confirm the status of your application.

You can also apply in one of our venues if you are unable to complete the online application.

If you have any questions, please contact getactiveforless@sportaberdeen.co.uk

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