Sporta is the national association which represents leisure and cultural trusts. Sporta members operate a wide range of leisure and cultural services in communities across the UK - from the Shetland Isles to Cornwall and from the Western Highlands to Kent. Together they provide 30% of public leisure centres in the UK. The facilities and activities which they deliver in partnership with local authorities support many kinds of physical activity, sports and community cultural services. Many facilities are open 7 days a week from early in the morning until late at night. The trusts are committed to being as accessible and affordable as possible for everyone and many operate in deprived communities. They support public policy objectives including public health and community cohesion.
Want to join sporta? Sporta membership is open to non-profit distributing organisations, primarily but not exclusively those that manage cultural and leisure facilities.
We are a friendly network spread across the whole of the UK, with regular meetings at regional as well as national levels.
Sporta held it's 2nd Parliamentary reception at the House of Commons on 8th May. The event celebrated the role of Sporta trusts in local sports, wellbeing and social inclusion and was well attended by MP's, Peers, and sporta members.
The Rt. Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is to be guest speaker at our 2nd Parliamentary Reception on 8th May. Greg Whyte will be guest speaker at our AGM the following day.
Sporta is holding two 'twin' seminars - in London on 25 March and in Manchester on 26 March - to provide information and discussion of local developments in local commissioning and tendering of leisure and cultural services.