• Welcome to all our New Members

  • 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.

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RT @LGAculturesport: Great to hear from @SportaUK members about working with #localgov to boost growth and improve wellbeing through cultur…

about 1 days ago.

RT @haloleisure: Could you wear our Halo? we'd love to hear from you! For more information call 01568 618988 https://t.co/jInjym2ZUC

about 2 weeks ago.

Working with our single site member trusts today. A day of learning, sharing and developing as an association. #time2trust

about 2 weeks ago.

@SLIC1991 Thanks for meeting yesterday, it was great to explore new avenues of working together going forward

about 2 weeks ago.

@_ukactive blueprint released this week is calling for protection for leisure centres from cuts of closure https://t.co/m51dBT0CKn

about 2 weeks ago.

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

about 2 weeks ago.

Gr8 article @Ed_Leisure its highlighting charitable status + social capital generated + invested in local community https://t.co/Y4eplSgTRk

about 2 weeks ago.

RT @docandrewmurray: The PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL and SOCIAL benefits of physical activity https://t.co/RDB1ay20mu

about 3 weeks ago.

Thanks @Taraldillon @Fogsforsyth @ScottishSwim @scottishrugbyunion and Eamon John for excellent discussions at Sporta Scotland meeting

about 3 weeks ago.

RT @Sport_England: Find out more on all the things we're doing to help improve health and tackle inactivity https://t.co/p2zKyxaDlh https:/…

about 4 weeks ago.

  • First Meeting of Single Site Operators Group

    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.
    Slides from the day can be seen here (login required), with the next meeting scheduled for early 2016. For more information, or any questions about the group please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Sporta Public Health Conference 2015

    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 Birmingham GM Summary

    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).


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