Rothercard

Discount Card in Rotherham

What does it do?

Your Rothercard entitles you to:

  • a 35 percent discount on a wide range of leisure activities at Council facilities including golf at Grange Park, cycling at Rother Valley Country Park, Learn to Swim, aquafit and sauna
  • a Junior Rothercard rate has also been introduced on many sporting activities giving Rothercard holders under the age of 16 an extra 10 percent off the concessionary rate
  • 35 percent off the hire of cassettes, CDs, DVDs, videos and talking books from the libraries
  • a 50 percent discount on the removal of furniture, electrical and gas appliances from your home
  • a 50 percent discount off the cost of a new or replacement wheelie bin
  • a concessionary rate at Rotherham theatres
  • a concessionary entry price at selected leisure venues across South Yorkshire

Who it is for?

If they are eligible, the following people can apply for a Rothercard:

  • Young people aged 16 to 19 years in full time education, and young people on a youth training scheme also qualify regardless of their parents' income
  • Looked after children/young people
  • Adults on a low income
  • Anyone aged over 60
  • Refugees/asylum seekers dependent on asylum seeker support payments 

Are you eligible

To qualify for a free Rothercard you must live at a property which is registered for Council Tax in our area.

You must also be on a low income and claim one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • HC 2/3 Certificate - (help with cost of prescriptions, dentist/optician charges)

Where it is available?

Local service (Rotherham).

What it costs:

It is free

How to access or apply for it:

You will need to bring a passport sized photo to any of our libraries or Customer Service Centres, or Aston Parish Hall (Monday to Friday, 10am to 12:30pm)

In order for us to process your application we will need to see:

  • a recently dated benefit letter 
  • your payment (rent) card or Council Tax bill showing Council Tax Reduction or Housing Benefit
  • recent payslip
  • bank statement
  • HC2/3 certificate
  • proof of child benefit for dependant child(ren)
  • letter about your training placement
  • letter from your school or college if you are aged 16-19 in full time education (your parents must still receive child benefit for you)
  • if you are over 60 proof of pension, bus pass, driving licence or birth certificate and proof of address
  • an official letter supplied by the foster carer or residential worker naming the young person in their care
  • for refugees/asylum seekers a HC2/3 certificate will be accepted at any issuing point. 

Rothercards must be renewed each year (every 5 years for people aged 60 and over).

If you cannot get to a library or Customer Service Centre because of your disability, please contact us to request a postal application from.

What to expect then:

 Rothercard entitles you to
* a 35% discount on a wide range of leisure activities at RMBC facilities including golf at
   Grange Park, cycling at Rother Valley Country Park, Learn to Swim, aquafit and
   sauna
* Rothercard discounts in Libraries have increased to 35% off the hire of cassettes,
   CDs, DVDs, videos and talking books
* a 50% discount on the removal of furniture, electrical and gas appliances from the
   home
* a concessionary rate at Rotherham theatres
* a concessionary entry price at selected leisure venues across South Yorkshire with
   the "More Leisure for Less" scheme
* free entry to the RSPB Old Moor Wetland Centre in the Dearne Valley

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

16/02/2015
Provider
Civic Building Walker Place, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1UF