Strong research and evidence are key to informing the work we do here at the Alliance.
Our research focuses on exploring the issues affecting sport and recreation at all grassroots levels, and we crunch the data to shape our position on policy proposals and for campaigns.
As well as conducting our Sports Club Survey every two years, we aim to undertake issue-based research projects of varying size and scale in response to the needs of the sector and policy environment.
We also maintain an evidence bank of all the other relevant research available which allows us to arm ourselves with facts and figures to share with our members, speak to the press, talk to MPs and include in consultation responses.
For example, did you know that...
For more facts about sport and recreation take a look at our Facts and Figures on Sport and Recreation in the UK . This is packed with information about the current status and impact of sport and recreation.
You can also find older research conducted by the Alliance , links to other interesting research reports and useful resources, information about the Sports Volunteering Research Network (SVRN) and copies of presentations given at previous SVRN events.
Our local authority research and evidence page  might also be of interest.