The Sports Think Tank was established in 2011 and is the only think thank focusing exclusively on sport and physical activity. The Sports Think Tank continues to build its reputation and plays an increasing role in shaping the policy debate around the future of sport and physical activity policy in the UK.

The key to deepening the public policy debate is to ensure the sector works together to initiate relevant research and analyses the best evidence and data available. To help us provide the leadership required across all parts of the sector - from professional and elite sport to grassroots and community sport and recreational activity - and to expand our ability to research and analyse key sports issues, we need your support.

As a not-for-profit think tank we work hard to keep ourselves independent of any interests. We do not receive any public grants and we exist through the generosity of our members and partners: those who share our vision to see a vibrant sport and physical activity sector that is fit for purpose and full of innovation.

There are a number of ways you can engage with the Sports Think Tank's policy agenda and support our work:

  • Organisations and individuals who want to support and engage with our policy agenda to shape the sports and physical activity landscape can join us as a member.
  • Through sponsoring an Sports Think Tank event or piece of research.
  • We are also looking for new partners, especially with universities and other research institutions, as well as businesses who can support our work.
  • Writing an opinion piece or researching a serious think-piece or report.