Insurance broker and risk management firm Gallagher has agreed a partnership with Community Leisure UK to support charitable leisure and culture trusts.

Gallagher is a global insurance broker, and one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, which delivers risk management and insurance solutions for corporate, commercial and personal customers.

Community Leisure UK is a members’ association that specialises in representing charitable leisure and culture trusts across the UK. The association’s members deliver vital community services and facilities, such as libraries, heritage buildings and parks, and invest in their local communities. The new partnership will see Gallagher delivering insurance advice and products to the association’s members to ensure they have appropriate protection in place for their assets, people, and for the work they do in the community.

As one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers in the third sector, Gallagher provides services to over 8,500 charitable, voluntary and non-profit organisations nationally, from large organisations to small community groups. Its specialist charities team has over 30 years’ experience and understands the risks and challenges that organisations face which includes cyber security, data compliance, regulation and safeguarding. The strategic partnership will enable Gallagher to provide continued support to its existing clients who are members of the association whilst expanding its services to other members.

Commenting on the partnership, Martin Taylor, SME and Mid-Market Director in Gallagher’s Charity and Healthcare Division, said: “Gallagher already looks after the insurance needs of a number of Community Leisure UK’s members. Becoming the association’s insurance partner means we can offer them and their member organisations access to Gallagher’s full breadth of expertise and risk management offering, backed up by the ongoing support of our dedicated charities team.”

Kirsty Cumming, Chief Executive Officer at Community Leisure UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Gallagher as a new business partner. We look forward to working closely together to support our members, as well as sharing insight and learning.”