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Our October GM featured Hannah White on adventuring, Livewire on Warrington's Rugby League World Cup, Tara Dillon on the new CIMSPA and Members discussing the current campaigns and challenges.

At our GM on 1 October Hannah White talked about her life as an adventurer​ and her mission to inspire people to enjoy sport and physical activity. Keith Maddock from Warrington Livewire told the story and showed a video about how Warrington hosted the Rugby League World Cup 2013, and Tara Dillon spoke emphatically and passionately about how CIMSPA could at last be the Chartered Institute we can all be proud of, if members can join up. After lunch Members had reports from David Ferguson and Sir John Elvidge on the current Scottish campaign and how post-referendum Scotland is going to affect the rest of the UK; we finished with discussions on the next phases of Sporta's programmes for procurement and development (including asset transfer, charitable funding) and public health.

 

Sporta's next General Meeting will be held at the MacDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham on 1st October 2014. Hannah White and Tara Dillon will be guest speakers at the morning session. Further information about the full programme will be available soon.

 

Sporta enjoyed a successful Annual General Meeting on May 8th in Edinburgh. Guest speakers included Ed Smith and Scott Johnson and presentations were made by South Lanarkshire Leisure and High Life Highland. During the event, new executive members were elected. Steve Brailey will be the new representative for North East and Yorkshire region and Ian Morton for Central region. Other executive members remian the same. Members discussed planned campaigns and programmes for 2014/15 IN England, Wales and Scotland. Presentations from the AGM are available to view here (login required).

Sporta held it's first Public Health Conference on 14th May in London. More than 40 trusts were in attendance to discuss the role of leisure and cultural trusts in commissioning for public health. Speakers on the day included Dr Justin Varney, Dr Andrew Howe, Elaine McNish and Dr William Bird. The event, chaired by Dr Cindy Brook, included workshops which explored Mental Health and Wellbeing, Dementia and Physical Activity. The conference provided a great opportunity to consider how leisure trusts can develop and engage effectively with Health and Wellbeing Boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups and directors of public health. View posters from the conference here 

 

Across England, 13 leisure and cultural trusts have received a share of £627,000 of National Lottery funding via the Make Your Move programme. Delivered in partnership between Sporta and Sport England, the Make Your Move programme is getting much needed funding into the trusts. Brian Leonard, Sporta’s CEO said: “This Round 1 award of £627,000 from Sport England for the Make Your Move programme, demonstrates the level of enthusiasm from trusts to deliver community based projects to engage with inactive populations, and to sustain their participation. These projects will contribute valuable insight and learning to the programme over the coming years”. Among the leisure trusts to receive funding is SIV (Sheffield International Venues), part of the Sheffield City Trust, which has been awarded £92,279 for their Sheffield Outreach Project. Another project to benefit is Mines a Swim/Gym being delivered by Tempus Leisure. It has been awarded £39,828 to target inactive people aged 50 and over, in rurally deprived communities in Cornwall. 

 

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