Advocacy

The Youth Sport Trust is working to create a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport. We want to increase levels of physical activity to develop healthier and happier children and young people. Our activity includes engagement with government, politicians, other charities, think tanks and more to develop a policy climate in which more children are empowered to be physically active.

On this page, you will discover how we are working to influence the political agenda and ensure children and young people, and their priorities, are given a voice. You will also find our thoughts on wider activity from across the sector, and our analysis of what it all means.

To learn more about our advocacy work, please contact Steve Clapperton, Head of Policy & Public Affairs, at [email protected].

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13 Jun 2024

Summary of the Labour Manifesto

With the General Election moving closer each day, this week will see most political parties releasing their manifestos, putting forward their vision of what they aspire to deliver if they form the next government.

12 Jun 2024

Summary of the Green Party manifesto

With the General Election moving closer each day, this week will see most political parties releasing their manifestos, putting forward their vision of what they aspire to deliver if they form the next government.

11 Jun 2024

Summary of the Conservatives Manifesto

With the General Election moving closer each day, this week will see most political parties releasing their manifestos, putting forward their vision of what they aspire to deliver if they form the next government.

10 Jun 2024

Summary of the Liberal Democrats Manifesto

With the General Election moving closer each day, this week will see most political parties releasing their manifestos, putting forward their vision of what they aspire to deliver if they form the next government

21 May 2024

Young Changemaker Award winner Eden shares her story

Inspirational Inclusive Leader Award winner Eden shared her story recently to the Department for Education’s Permanent Secretary Stakeholder Group..

21 May 2024

Responding to the Women and Equalities Committee Report

The Government have responded to Sexism and Inequalities in Sport, which put forward proposals aiming to remove barriers preventing girls and women from being physically active.

16 May 2024

Responding to Education, Children and Violence Report

Play and sport can change lives and it is encouraging that this viewpoint underpins many of the proposals in this new Youth Endowment Fund report.

26 Apr 2024

Sport England Active Lives Adult Survey 2023-24

The National Sector Partners Group (NSPG) has issued the following response to the latest Active Lives Adult Survey from Sport England, published on 25th April.

23 Apr 2024

Fair Play for Girls

The Youth Sport Trust responds to a report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a fit and healthy childhood.

25 Mar 2024

The Big Ambition

The Youth Sport Trust comments on the The Big Ambition, a survey carried out by the Children’s Commissioner between September 2023 and January 2024

07 Mar 2024

Sport, recreation and physical activity sector responds to Spring Budget

A missed opportunity for Government to realise it's own ambitions.

05 Mar 2024

Women and Equalities Committee’s report response

There are many barriers for girls when it comes to taking part in physical activity and sport, but evidence shows that targeted interventions work.