Sporta is the national association of 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 – with over 1600 facilities, they have a combined turnover of more than £1billion and they employ around 50,000 staff.
Sporta is governed by an Executive of ten Chief Executives or Managing Directors and holds three General Member meetings each year. With two small offices – in London and Edinburgh - we provide policy intelligence, business services and trust development support for our members. Most of our work is done through networks and groups of members.
Sporta membership is open to non-profit distributing organisations, primarily but not exclusively those that manage cultural and leisure facilities.
There are over 100 Sporta trusts HQs around the UK. Find your nearest one.
Working with our single site member trusts today. A day of learning, sharing and developing as an association. #time2trust
@SLIC1991 Thanks for meeting yesterday, it was great to explore new avenues of working together going forward
This month's e-zine is here. Check out news of the great work being done by Sporta trusts throughout the UK https://t.co/gFe8ug9962
Sporta held the first meeting of the recently established working group of single site operators in Leeds last Wednesday 11th November. Well attended by members of the group from across the country, the event provoked healthy discussion on the topics of staff management, funding, trust development and energy, and was followed by the kind offer of a tour of Bramley Baths by Tracy Basu.
Sporta will be holding a discussion based Public Health opportunities conference for members on Thursday 10th December 2015 in London. The full day event will include a balance of member led discussions and expert external speakers including Beelin Baxter, senior policy officer of physical activity at the Department of Health, and Nick Cavill who consults for Public Health England, the World Health Organisation and more. Topics include: DofH challenges to and opportunities for members, pilot scoping of mass data collection and the opportunities from your database management systems and software.
We would be delighted if you could join us to hopefully create an energised, positive and productive day. Places are available at a cost recovery charge of £40 per person. For more information, or to book your place, please contact Cate Gillingwater at categillingwater.sporta.org. Full agenda for the day can be found here
Sporta enjoyed a successful GM on September 22nd at the NEC in Birmingham. Guest speakers included Nick Caplin from the ASA and Charles Johnston from Sport England. Presentations were made by LiveWire Warrington and West Lothian Leisure. A summary of the presentations are available to view here (login required).