Bespoke Research Services

The Alliance’s Research and Development team aims to support the sector with high quality, cost effective support. The team counts over a decade in experience and is proficient in leading the delivery of research and consultancy services to help members address their strategic insight needs.

Core services the team can support with include, primary research design and analysis, insight development from existing datasets, evaluation of your impact, the social economic value of your sport / activity, and supporting strategic planning. We also elevate awareness of research within the sector through our work with government, policy makers and the media to make sure grassroots sport and recreation grows and thrives.

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Why work with us?


The Alliance's Research and Development team can draw upon over a decade of research consultancy experience. Every member of the team has a minimum of a master's degree from a world-leading institution and we are able to develop and deliver robust methodologies and analysis across a wide range of research disciplines. In addition to the expertise we hold, working with the Alliance gives you access to a unique set of opportunities, including:

  • Access to our 300+ members and the opportunity to promote your work to the sector's most important strategic influencers.
  • Through our membership, the Alliance has a combined membership 'reach' of 11.5 million participants in the sport and recreation sector.
  • Our Policy team, alongside senior management, work closely with the most influential parliamentarians and policy makers in the country; by working with the Alliance we will ensure the strategic impact of your work is maximised.
  • Our in-house Communications team has the expertise to produce high quality outputs to showcase your work; including HD video production and the creation of high-resolution documents and infographics. 

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Latest Opportunities

Our research expertise is focused on pioneering research in the sector. We actively seek research partners for prospective tendering opportunities.

We deliver high quality research to positively influence policy and practice affecting the sector.

The Alliance invites its members to submit proposals for potential research projects in a bid to enable vital, but under-resourced, research to be undertaken. Find out more here.

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