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.
Sporta's next Annual General Meeting will take place on 12th May 2015. The venue will be Eldon Leisure Centre in central Newcastle. Further details tbc.
Please see our new Jobs Section on the Sporta website. We would like to encourage our members to use this resource by sending vacancies for Management, Senior roles and Trustees only - we can also post cultural vacancies. We also plan to use LinkedIn to share the information supplied to us.
Sporta enjoyed a successful and well attended General Meeting on February 5th in London. The morning session involved a range of speakers including Simon Inglis, Martyn Allison and David Minton. During the afternoon session members discussed issues and participated in workshops relating to various aspects of trust development. Presentations from the GM are available to view here (login required).