Last year, we reinvested £927,206 to improve or develop our facilities and services

Our Social Impact

As a not-for-profit community trust, we are passionate about people and believe that everyone should have equal opportunity to access high quality leisure services and benefit from leading a healthy and active life.

Community Engagement

We are focused on the communities we serve and are committed to increasing levels of physical activity to enable everyone to lead a healthy lifestyle.

“The Lite 4 Life GP Referral scheme helped me to get back on my feet, build my confidence and ultimately changed my life.”

96,287 Venue Visits

7,928 residents received discounted access to our facilities and made 96,287 visits to our venues.

2000+ GP & Self Referrals

2000+ individuals were referred to Tees Active’s Lite 4 Life and Energise weight management schemes.

1,967,095 Visits

Tees Active facilities attracted 1,967,095 visits in 2022/23.

20,496 Children Swam Free

20,496 children under the age of 3 swam for free at Tees Active swimming pools.

603 Looked After Children’s Memberships

603 looked after children accessed our Looked
After Children’s membership with 3,286 free visits
to Tees Active venues.

430 Health Sessions

Last year, we worked with the NHS to deliver
430 health sessions across our venues including
Cardiac Rehabilitation services and Blood Donors.


We are determined to improve the local environment by operating our facilities in a way that is sustainable and environmentally responsible.

Generating Electricity

The Archimedes Screws at Tees Barrage
have produced 102,797 KWh of energy.
This was enough energy to power 33
homes for a year.


3.5 tonnes of recyclable material was collected from Tees Active’s venues.

Reducing Electricity

Installed Voltage Optimisers in IB
Leisure and upgraded the Voltage
Optimisers at Billingham Forum
to reduce our carbon footprint and
improve our sustainability.


In the past 12 months Tees Active has reduced their gas consumption by 16%


We are committed to positively impacting the local economy by creating job opportunities and attracting visitors and investment to the area.

Contributing to the Local Economy

Tees Active employees with TS postcodes could contribute £4.7M each year to the local economy.

Attracting External Funding

We attracted £277,616 of external funding to support the provision of initiatives, local services and facilities.

Keeping Business Local

We supported the local economy by spending £1,238,855 with local companies.

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Tees Active supported the local economy by spending £1,238,855 with local companies

Service Quality

We recognises the importance of delivering a quality service in a safe and attractive environment, as well as the need to measure performance and implement a process of continued improvement.

Quality Mark

Tees Barrage was the runner up in the prestigious North East England Tourism Awards - Small Visitor Attraction of the Year.

Approved Training Centre

Tees Active delivered a number of National Pool Lifeguarded Courses, with 39 people successfully completing the course.

Customer Service Excellence

Tees Active won a number of awards at the
Member Experience Awards. IB Leisure
won gold and Billingham Forum, Splash and
Thornaby Pool all achieved silver awards.

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Tees Active recorded an average Trip Advisor score of 4.3 out of 5

Community Projects and Health Initiatives

We believe that cultivating partnerships and working collectively is the key to realising our potential and unlocking opportunities for a brighter future. We feel privileged to have worked with a number of leading organisations who are influencing positive change and making a measurable impact in communities across the UK. In our local area, we have built a network of key partners who we have worked with to develop and deliver many successful funded health projects and initiatives. Take a look at the case studies for some of our most successful projects.

Club 55


Active Vision


Care Home Legends


If you have any further enquiries please contact allan.mcdermott@teesactive.co.uk

Community News

November 1, 2023
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Theatre Ready to Scale the Heights in Dramatic New Era

The Forum Theatre Billingham has unveiled ‘giant’ ambitions after being taken over by charitable trust, Tees Active – and there are already signs of healthy growth with record ticket sales for Jack and The Beanstalk.

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September 15, 2023
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Get Active for National Fitness Day!

Celebrate National Fitness Day with Tees Active, we have something for everybody to enjoy and get involved with! Find out all about our exciting events and special offers running all day throughout Wednesday 20th September.

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July 28, 2023
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2 Great Summer Offers

Become Activ8’s newest member this summer and take the first step to a happier and healthier you! Activ8 have 2 great summer promotions to help you save some pennies and to kickstart your fitness journey. Take a look below.

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July 26, 2023
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Activities for everyone this Summer Holidays!

Have fun and keep active this summer with our jam-packed summer holiday guide, including lots of special offers for all the family to enjoy.

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July 25, 2023
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Tees Active Hits The Mark For Environmental Action

Tees Active has been officially recognised for its “ambitious and innovative” efforts to become more environmentally sustainable and  has recently been awarded Level 1 of the Green Mark accreditation.

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July 14, 2023
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Care Home Legends Loving Life

Residents from Stockton Care Homes definitely proved that age was just a number as over 100 participants from 12 Care Homes descended on Thornaby Pavilion to compete in the Care Home Legends Games.

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July 12, 2023
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W.I – They’re Still Standing!

A group of ladies aged between 64 and 83 from the Elm Tree and Fairfield Women’s Institute have donned their wetsuits and taken to the water at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre to take on stand up paddleboarding. 

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June 19, 2023
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Olympic swimmer backs water safety campaign in schools

An Olympic swimmer backs Tees Active’s water safety campaign in primary schools across Stockton-on-Tees to highlight the danger of drowning in open water.

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