Research and Insight Hub

YST Research and Insight Hub
We offer research, analysis, insight and evaluation services to organisations with an interest in the wider children and young people’s sector.

Our research expertise is focussed on improving the wellbeing of children and young people through sport and physical activity.

What we do

  • Evaluating our work – our evidence based approach means that we comprehensively explore the impact of our work
  • Bespoke evaluations of programmes / projects / initiatives – commission us to use our research expertise to help you understand your impact
  • Issue led research and insight – we offer bespoke research, analysis and insight services and expertise to organisations with an interest in the wider wellbeing and life chances of children and young people, including the education, PE and school sport sector, the wider community sport sector, the activism and volunteering sector and those involved in developing life skills, employability and opportunities for young people.

We deliver bespoke high-quality research and insight to positively influence policy and practice affecting the wellbeing of children and young people.

Our research and insight offer includes mixed methods research approaches, with both quantitative and qualitative research, supported by highly-skilled analysis to help uncover new insights, trends and impact.

Get involved

The Youth Sport Trust is inviting proposals via an open tender from researchers to undertake an evaluation of our Inclusion 2020 project.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced research organisation to work with the YST and our partners to deliver a robust evaluation of Inclusion 2020, an innovative new project which has the potential to influence both strategic decision makers in the DfE and inform schools and the school workforce to ensure that every child gets a chance to enjoy and benefit from PE, School Sport and physical activity.

For more information please download the brief document.

Expertise - our capabilities

Work with our Research and Insight team Details
By commissioning us and working with us, you are supporting us to achieve our mission to improve children’s lives and their futures. We are always open to new partnerships and collaborations, and are actively seeking to develop a ‘Research Hub’ which helps the sector evidence its impact. If you would like to join us as a research partner or work with us on a particular project, do get in touch.

Why work with us?

We have a passion for turning research into meaningful insight. With our experienced and dedicated team of analysts and mixed method researchers, each member of our team has a unique skill set that together brings added value to the clients we support.
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Research and Insight services

We offer a wide range of research and insight services to help you build your knowledge, explore ideas, test your hypotheses, analyse the evidence and deliver a deeper understanding to inform your work and shape next steps.
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Evaluation and Impact

We have over 20 years’ experience of delivering effective evaluation services to assess the effectiveness and impact of project interventions at all stages of the implementation cycle.
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