Banner 2

News

After a successful and engaging first event in Bournemouth last year, Sporta is to hold its second awards ceremony in 2017. Held at the historic Ballroom at Sheffield City Hall, the event will take place alongside the Sporta AGM on Wednesday 17th May. The ceremony will again showcase the achievements of leisure and culture trusts, and the positive contribution made by Sporta members to the health and wellbeing of local communites throughout the UK. Over 12 categories, the awards aim to highlight the broad range of capabilties and innovative projects provided by trusts, giving all members the opportunity to highlight one or more areas of their organisation's work. They include recognition for: Engaging Inactive People, Successful Partnerships, Social Enteprise Improvement and Workforce Development. Applications for the awards are now open, with the deadline for all entries being 5.00pm on Friday  3rd March 2017. Sporta will again promote all entries as part of wider efforts to champion the trust model. Full details can be found at the awards section of the Sporta website. If you have any enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 2017 Sporta 'Trusts in Numbers' survey is now available for members to complete. Completed annually, the survey is vitally important to gather and maintain an updated picutre of the leisure and culture trust sector. For ease, the survey has been broken down into two parts: a very short summary questionnaire, and a broader survey which captures some headline details about your organisation. 

All members are strongly encouraged to complete the survey by Friday 15th September. To access a link to do so, or if you have any other questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sporta's next General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 19th September 2017 at The Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh. Further details to follow soon.

Due to circumstances beyond our control the venue for the next Sporta GM has changed.  The Hilton Edinburgh Carlton will now be the meeting space for the General Meeting on the 19th September. Booking forms and agendas will be issued shortly.

Two leisure and culture trusts have been chosen as shortlisted entrants for the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Health and Wellbeing Awards 2017, the UK’s premier awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing.

LiveWire Warrington CIC have been selected as one of three finalists in the ‘Healthier Lifestyle’ category for their ‘Fit to Tackle’ programme. In partnership with the Warrington Wolves Foundation, the highly successful programme offers free beginners weight loss sessions for men and women, boasting accumulative weight loss of participants of over 500 stone over the last two and a half years.

In the ‘Community Health Development’ category, Mytime Active are recognised for their role in ‘Active Local Links’, a programme aiming to train parents and volunteers to provide information and signposting for other parents on activities that promote increased levels of physical activity and healthy lifestyles across London.

The Awards recognise and celebrate a wide range of activities, policies and strategies that empower communities and individuals, improve the population’s health and address the wider social determinants of health. The success of Sporta members in being chosen as finalists shows the important role community NDPO leisure and culture trusts play in delivering the Public Health agenda.

The winners will be announced at the RSPH Awards 2017 ceremony which will take place on Thursday 19 October at the East Wintergarden in London.

Upcoming Events:

Sporta Executive Meeting
18 Sep 2017 08:00AM - 18 Sep 2017 05:00PM
Sporta GM
19 Sep 2017 08:00AM - 19 Sep 2017 05:00PM
Last month August 2017 Next month
M T W T F S S
week 31 1 2 3 4 5 6
week 32 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
week 33 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
week 34 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
week 35 28 29 30 31