Annual Membership Fees and Subscriptions

SALTO is mainly funded by the annual membership fees and monthly subscriptions made on behalf of its members. We remain committed to keeping such fees as affordable as possible to as many young people as possible in line with our charitable objects.


Donating through GiftAid means charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give from the UK Government at no additional cost to you as parents.

It is now possible for the Club to claim GiftAid on eligible subscriptions payments made by parents that are qualifying UK TaxPayers and who complete a GiftAid declaration form. We are also able to claim back GiftAid on qualifying payments over the last four years. Some other fundraising activities also qualify for GiftAid.

If you have not completed a declaration please download here and return to the club.

Free Donations  

We try to be innovative and not increase the financial burden on our members’ families and friends. So we have teamed up with various fundraising channels such as easyfundfraising and GiveAsYouLive both ways in which your on-line purchasing for your everyday activities could result in donations being made by the retailers or service providers by accessing their online sales page via either of these options. There are Apps to download to phone or tablet or registration on line so you don’t even have to remember to use them – just look for the logo and a donation will be generated for the club in your name and it wont cost you a penny.  This works for buying gift cards or prepay coffee shop cards.

Club Campaigns and Events

We try to be innovative and not rely upon our members’ families and friends. This said there are some events such as the Club Championships, Christmas Show and certain sponsored activities that are important for club cohesion and spirit and any funds raised in this way is always reserved for investment in new or replacement apparatus or the purpose for which the event was promoted. Some of these events will now attract the benefit of GiftAid too. Major investments will need a specific fundraising campaign.

External Events and Hall Hire 

The SALTO Centre is a fabulous venue and is used regularly by East Counties Gymnastics Association, Bedfordshire Amateur Gymnastics Association and other organisations, including gymnastics clubs, to host Gymnastics Competitions. We also hire the part or all of the SALTO Centre for other leisure activities at reasonable rates. The SALTO Centre is also an approved venue to host British Gymnastics training courses for Coach development.

Grants and Donations 

The club is also grateful for the generous funding received from many charitable trusts and organisations such as Sport England and the Big Lottery Fund for major investment projects such as those that have been made at the SALTO Centre in new equipment, lighting, heating sound, flooring to make your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Sponsorship and Business Partner Support

SALTO is grateful for the long term support from numerous business partners that have supplied goods and services at considerable discount or in some cases less that cost. We have now launched a new Business Sponsorship Scheme which has different levels of financial support and benefits available to the participants in this scheme. This is a bold step and the aim being to secure the long term financial sustainability of the club whilst meeting the majn charitable objects of making gymnastics as affordable as possible to as many children and young people as possible form Luton and the surrounding towns and villages.