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.

Research tender opportunity

The Youth Sport Trust is inviting proposals from researchers via an open tender to evaluate our Girls Active programme. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced research organisation to work with the YST to evaluate the impact of our flagship programme for girls. Full details can be found in the research brief.

Please click 'register interest' below to get in touch or use the tiles at the bottom the page to find out more...

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.

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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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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Our Research

Explore our latest research, evaluation and insight reports. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, robust research translated into clear, practical recommendations for our partners.
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