SPARTA is the sport and recreational association of the Department for Transport (including the related Executive Agencies) and of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
SPARTA is a non-profit making organisation whose aim is to promote and encourage social and recreational activities within MHCLG and DfT. It:
Helps to promote staff health and wellbeing;
Has an elected management committee (GMC) which has a Permanent Secretary as its President;
Is affiliated to the Civil Service Sports Council;
Is responsible for promoting sport and recreation through its various affiliated activity clubs/societies in London and affiliated regional branch clubs. In London there are sports clubs/societies covering a wide range of sporting and recreational activities;
Has affiliated regional branches around the country;
Hosts the annual MHCLG and DfT Sports Day, where staff from all over the country descend on London for a day of competitive sport, designed to give staff the chance to meet different colleagues across the Department(s);
Finances competitors representing combined MHCLG/DfT teams in various civil service national championships.
SPARTA has an agreed constitution that has, over the years, been amended to meet keep it current. A copy of the constitution can be viewed using the link below. If you have any queries on the constitution please contact
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