• Introducing Sporta's new membership category - Associate, Non Operator Membership

  • Culture Warrington Supports Creative Remedies to Improve Health & Wellbeing in Warrington

  • Follow @SportaUK on Twitter - #Time2Trust

  • SPORTA Culture Managing and Developing Facilities and Programmes

  • Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust Inspiring the Community 2 Action

  • Sporta Green - Energy Efficiency

  • SportaOrange - Using Sports & Physical Fitness for Community Engagement

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.

Upcoming Events:

Sporta - Finance Directors Steering Group
15 Jun 2016 10:30AM - 15 Jun 2016 03:00PM
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RT @MaryColvin2: Lots of learning already @NHS_HS https://t.co/B8PJNydFVY

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Looking forward to interesting discussions today @NHSHealthScot #PAScot16

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RT @docandrewmurray: Benefits of playing sport https://t.co/O0qtJLNuOv

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RT @kingfisherlc: Proud to have won the @SportaUK Small Trust Community Impact Award for our Dementia Friendly projects https://t.co/8qZcR5

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RT @YourLiveWire: Two LiveWire leisure facilities best in North West for supporting disabled people Read more: https://t.co/YwtG6G1dIi http…

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RT @NHSChoices: Our #Eatwell Guide is now interactive! Explore the guide to help you achieve a healthy diet: https://t.co/eqvjWaORqi https:…

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...and signposting to trusts across the country ready & willing to support NHS by developing healthier population. https://t.co/oGTLkMPl1A

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RT @AnnaChalkley: NEW report from @PHE_uk on economic costs of physical #inactivity to NHS CCGs https://t.co/i1JfHzpIGX https://t.co/kM1zAQ

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  • Sporta celebrate achievements of member trusts at first Awards ceremony

    SPORTA UK trusts across the UK celebrated ten years of creating healthier, thriving communities at a glittering 'BAFTAs' of leisure’s charitable industry in Bournemouth.
    Hosted by BH Live at the historic Pavilion Theatre, BBC sports presenter Garry Richardson introduced charitable trusts large and small to toast a decade of work under the banner of SPORTA UK managing sport, leisure and culture facilities and services across the country.

    The awards recognised outstanding work in engaging inactive people, energising communities and developing partnerships with the health and social enterprise sector. Bill Duncan, Chairman of Live Active in Perth & Kinross, was voted “Trustee of the Year” and Steve Whitmore, a Central YMCA (London) volunteer for 25 years, won the ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement’. Jacquie Stringer from Fife Sports and Leisure Trust collected the ‘Successful Work with the Health Sector’ Award for their ‘Active Options 2’ programme of health classes which have so far helped over 800 people in Fife become healthier, in one of the most competitive categories.

    For full details of the event, including a list of winners, please visit the AWARDS PAGE. Any enquiries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • GCLL Win National Award

    Congratulations to Sporta member Gravesham Community Leisure Limited (GCLL), winners of the YMCA Employer of the Year award in the category of small to medium business. The award was presented to Managing Director Rob Swain and Head of HR Helen Lake at the House of Commons in the presence of the MPs, business leaders, learners and supporters from across the UK. Rob Swain said – “We are thrilled to win such a fantastic, national award but our ethos as a company is to provide a platform for staff members to break out further into the industry using the skills and qualifications gained whilst employed at GCLL and to help provide the next generation of leisure industry professionals”.

  • Sporta Awards and AGM May 2016 - Update

    Sporta would like to thank the large number of members who took the time to complete applications for the Sporta Awards in May. The high volume of submissions encompass the quality, diversity and innovation of trusts’ achievements over the last year. Shortlisting of the applicants is now underway, and is expected to be completed by the end of March by the esteemed selection of independent sector representatives. The panel is comprised of: Prof. Ken Fox (Bristol University), Mark Allman (Leeds City Council / cCLOA), Lee Mason (CSPN), Simon Hughes (Badminton England) and Steve Elway (Ex. Aspire Sport & Cultural Trust). The winners of each award will be announced on 11th May at the event in Bournemouth Pavilion, hosted by acclaimed BBC sports presenter Garry Richardson. Booking forms for the awards dinner, as well as the Sporta AGM and associated workshops will be released in line with the announcement of shortlisted applicants. Please see the updated Awards section on the Sporta website for more details, and for any further information do not hesitate to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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