About Us

The Youth Sport Trust is a UK leading children’s charity for improving young people's wellbeing through sport and play. It empowers young people and equips educators to transform lives. Founded in 1995, it works with around 20,000 schools and inspires Changemakers to build a sense of belonging. Its vision is to create a future where every child enjoys the life-changing benefits of play and sport. Visit the YST website for ideas, tips and information www.youthsporttrust.org.

Press releases

Sir Mo Farah urges young people to get active, with one week to go until...

New research shows a significant fall in awareness of recommended activity levels for children among parents and teachers. The Youth Sport... read more

10.06.2024 • By Youth Sport Trust

Sports Participation in schools boosts wellbeing and mental toughness,...

New research shows sports participation in school is associated with higher levels of wellbeing for young people. It also shows that... read more

29.11.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust and Intergenerational Music Making win International...

The Youth Sport Trust and Intergenerational Music Making were delighted to win the Physical Activity and Active Ageing award at the International... read more

16.11.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Youth Sport Trust response to Sport England's Place Partnerships expansion.

Sport England has announced a major expansion of their investment into local communities across England, with £250 million earmarked to ensure... read more

07.11.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

School Sport & Activity Sector partnership summit shapes the future of...

On 25 th September more than 120 people from 70 organisations gathered at Villa Park in Birmingham for the School Sport & Activity Sector... read more

02.10.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

The Youth Sport Trust believe it’s time to re-imagine why and how we...

The Youth Sport Trust believes that PE and sport play a fundamental role in the education and development of every child, and we know from more... read more

20.09.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Congratulations to the Lionesses on an amazing World Cup

Despite the result today, we'd like to say a huge congratulations from everyone at the Youth Sport Trust to the Lionesses for their incredible... read more

20.08.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Chief Executive responds to DfE School Sport and Activity Action Plan...

Today, the Department for Education published the School Sport and Activity Action Plan Update. In responding to the update, Chief Executive... read more

19.07.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Charity partners with Sports Direct to launch free sports equipment for...

Sports Slam aims to get kids moving, as Sports Direct pledges free equipment and resources to schools across the country In partnership with... read more

18.05.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

STATEMENT: Charity says children 'not active enough' to be happy and...

Following new analysis from the NHS showing the numbers of youngsters having treatment for conditions usually seen in... read more

02.05.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Parents significantly underestimate how long children should be active...

Almost half of all parents (48%) believe children aged 5-18 should only be active for 30 minutes or less a day Just 43% believe children... read more

24.04.2023 • By Youth Sport Trust

Government supports sport sector response to help schools and parents...

Government backs a virtual weekly sport and physical activity digital programme to keep children active during the period of school... read more

24.03.2020 • By Youth Sport Trust

More than 630,000 children supported to have better wellbeing through...

Young people developed important life skills, did better in school and felt a greater sense of wellbeing through sport and play, new research... read more

16.01.2020 • By Youth Sport Trust

New data showing 2.1 million children inactive is 'unacceptable' says...

Children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust has responded to new research showing that levels of physical activity among young people are increasing... read more

05.12.2019 • By Youth Sport Trust

We're experiencing a public health emergency. This is an open letter to...

A coalition of more than 40 leaders from across British sport have written to the main political parties to request a public commitment to tackle... read more

19.11.2019 • By Youth Sport Trust