• 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:

Elevate Conference and Exhibition
04 May 2016 10:00AM - 05 May 2016 05:00PM
Sporta AGM and Awards Dinner
11 May 2016 10:00AM -
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RT @ALLIANCEScot: @SportaUK thanks for the invitation. It was great to hear about the role cultural & leisure trusts have to play in health…

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Thanks @ALLIANCEScot 4 presenting 2 our members on health & social care landscape. Look forward 2 working together more #healthimprovement

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Great discussions over the last 2 days at sporta Scotland meetings #healthimprovement #socialaims

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RT @elevatearena: Only 1 WEEK away from #Elevate2016 - are you ready for the UK's biggest B2B health, exercise & performance event? https:/…

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RT @SPORTSMAG: Sporta AGM to feature new leisure trust awards @SportaUK @BHLIVE_UK https://t.co/JeEndjo2ln https://t.co/qNjJBFqtFt

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RT @SSVStockport: NEWS: @lifeleisureUK @iwishidtried programme up for a National @SportaUK Award https://t.co/lSxiKo2Zr4 https://t.co/V6guM

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We're looking forward to it too! https://t.co/r98xkneFPg

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RT @iwishidtried: Delighted to announce @lifeleisureuk project @iwishidtried is a shortlisted finalist in the forthcoming #SportaUK awards…

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RT @ghdix: Great 2be @SportaUK Public Health group in London today & to table @CloreSocial @TempusLeisure research on teaming up for an act…

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Interesting discussions around the role of physical activity in the prevention agenda @HolyroodDaily #ph16

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  • 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..

  • Sporta GM Summary

    Sporta enjoyed a successful GM on 9th February at Sheffield City Hall. The morning session heard several trust presentations including Gerry Campbell form South Lanarkshire Leisure, Matt Goode from BH Live and Rob Whitehouse from Slough Community Leisure. The afternoon session discussed the trust development programme, focussing on the challenges of contract renewal and included a presentation by Shaun Jamieson from Eversheds. Presentations from the GM are now available here (login required).


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