Hilsea Lido

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A pool taken into community hands by the people of Portsmouth

Organisation type

Sport & leisure


South East

Award date

January 2018

Key objectives & Outcomes

Grant purpose

To develop a large, historic lido in Hilsea, Portsmouth into a sustainable community business.

Health and wellbeing

As well as being a key local resource for grass roots sport in Portsmouth, this 67 metre long open-air freshwater lido provides year round opportunities for the community to socialize, keep fit and maintain good health.

Education and employability

Lifeguarding and catering roles at the Lido’s café have provided routes to training and jobs in this disadvantaged area.