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.
@CarlisleLeisure on track for a 5% - 6% margin this year from a negative out turn two years ago. Plus reduced subsidies by approx 10%.
The venue for the AGM in Edinburgh on 8th May 2014 is the Apex International Hotel
National Obesity Awareness Week runs from 13th - 19th January. It is predicted that more than half of the UK population are heading for obesity by 2050 at a cost of almost £50 billion (Tackling Obesities: Future Choices, Foresight 2007). Sporta members are running a number of programmes aimed at tackling the problem of obesity and encouraging simple lifestyle changes. Read about what Active Nation, Bolton Middlebrook, Tees Valley Leisure and other trusts are doing here.
Sporta were pleased to officially launch the Make Your Move programme on Thursday 21st November with Sport England and our partners.
Held at Fusion's Camberwell Leisure Centre, breakfast was served throughout the morning of celebration. Held on Social Enterprise Day, our guest speakers included Baroness Thornton and Professor Ken Fox, Steven Chaytor and Phil Rumbelow - and importantly from the three successful pilot Trusts. The three Pilot Projects were announced as Bolton Middlebrook Leisure Trust delivering Step2action; Fusion Lifestyle delivering the Friday Night Project; and Life Leisure delivering ActiSPORT.