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Helping keep Jubilee Pool afloat

After a massive fundraising campaign and huge support from the local community, Friends of Jubilee Pool took ownership of Jubilee Pool in October 2022. But the fundraising doesn’t stop there. We need continued support from you to help keep this magnificent asset open, as well as maintaining the building, improving its energy efficiency and making it more accessible.

How you can help support Jubilee Pool

There are lots of ways you can get involved to help this wonderful community resource.

Become a member

Becoming a member is an easy way to support the pool. It give us regular income, and gives you unlimited access to the pool and gym.

Donate to the pool

If you’d like to give us a one-off or regular donation, you can donate via our LocalGiving page below.

Donate your time

We’re always looking for volunteers to help with fundraising and community events as part of the Friends of Jubilee Pool group. We also have working groups who help with the running of the pool, such as operations, grant fundraising and events. Click the link below to find out more and get involved.

Become a funder or sponsor

If you’re interested in becoming a funder or sponsor of Friends of Jubilee Pool, we’d love to hear from you.

What we’re currently fundraising for

Our fundraising efforts are currently focused on:

Running the pool and gym
Unfortunately, the handover of Jubilee Pool into community ownership coincided with a worsening cost of living crisis and a significant hike in energy prices. Heated indoor pools are energy intensive to operate. The current energy crisis means that the income from pool services does not cover running costs, and we need to raise funds to cover the deficit – particularly to get through the winter months. 

Improving energy efficiency
We want to minimise our environmental impact and contribution to climate change to the extent this is possible. Our most significant consideration is energy efficiency. In the short-term, we are trying to raise funds to replace the pool’s thermostat and heat exchanger. This will improve energy efficiency by making more efficient use of current boilers, and improving transfer of heat energy to the circulating hot water system to the pool and around the building and pool.

Additionally, we are fundraising for a bigger, urgent project to replace the pool’s air handling unit (AHU). In combination, these works will very significantly improve our energy efficiency, and a more effective AHU will also slow the rate of damage currently being caused to the fabric of our community building (notably the roof) due to poor handling of condensation from the pool.

We are seeking support to assess appropriate renewable energy options for investment in the medium- to long-term. Most efforts that contribute to environmental sustainability also benefit our financial position and sustainability.

Repairs, equipment and building works
Because of the threat of closure that we faced over many years, maintenance of the 86-year-old pool building has been underfunded and neglected for the past decade. As a result, we have a backlog of necessary minor and major repairs to improve quality, safety and hygiene. In the short-term we need to make a range of improvements to the gym, pool area, and changing rooms. These works include replacing the gym flooring which was damaged by a roof leak; repairing the drainage system; repairing lockers and windows. Within the coming years, we need to undertake costly major works to replace the building’s roofs.