As a registered charity, the pool is managed by a trustee committee made up of local people who kindly volunteer their time to oversee the running of the facility. Their aims are to provide a safe place for children and adults to learn to swim, to help look after the well-being of our customers and provide a high quality swimming pool for everyone to enjoy. We welcome not only residents of Settle but customers from the surrounding areas and, of course, the many visitors staying here.
Fundraising and donations are vital to our success especially as funding from Craven District Council ended in March 2016, leaving an annual shortfall of more than £30,000.
Launched on Friday 9th of October 2015 by our local MP, Julian Smith, the boards provide an excellent advertising opportunity for local business as well as providing financial stability for the pool. If you are interested in purchasing one of these boards, please contact the pool.
We have been fortunate to receive vital funding for the pool from the following organisations.
Swimming Pool Charity Shop
Staffed entirely by volunteers, the pool charity shop opened in 2017 and makes a vital contribution to our funds. Even in it's first year it has provided over £56,000 which contributed towards projects and ongoing running costs at the pool.
We receive many donations from local people, parish councils and local businesses and wish to say a BIG thank you for their support.
Thanks must also go to our sister Charity 'The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool' who work tirelessly throughout the year collecting cardboard and running 'The 200 Club' draws. Their financial support to the pool is vital.
If you have any fundraising ideas we'd love to hear from you.