NGO and charity committed to reducing injury in sport



    We cannot achieve our goal to create a world with more sport and less injury alone. We’re looking for partners to work with us, helping to fund and deliver the pioneering work we are undertaking.

    If you would like to help us with an individual donation, please find our ‘Donate now’ button below. We’d be delighted to have your support!


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    We are also keen to discuss our work with companies, trusts, foundations and statutory funders who share our goals and can support us on our journey.

    If you’d like to find out more, please email our Head of Fundraising, James Hickman at


    1. Sports injury is common

    Nearly all of us have experienced a sports injury or know someone who has. In the UK, 25 million people take part in grassroots sport each year. An estimated 7% of participating adults have been injured in grassroots sport in the last year – that’s around 10,000 per day.

    2. We are tackling a hidden epidemic

    Sports injury is a public health issue, causing over 1 million Emergency Department visits each year. Sport-related concussion alone costs the NHS hundreds of millions per year representing the tip of the iceberg of the impact of sports injury.

    3. Sport is facing an existential crisis

    At Podium, we don’t believe it needs to be this way. We want to help protect the future of sport by improving support and catalysing data-led change to reduce injury and increase participation.

    4. We are levelling the playing field

    Currently, research and provision of support is predominantly focused at the elite end of the game. There is a lack of data and knowledge regarding sports injury at youth and grassroots level. This imbalance needs to be addressed, as 99% of participation in sports is at the grassroots level.

    5. World-leading, cutting-edge research

    The research we are undertaking through the Podium Institute at the University of Oxford, and through our in-house Applied Research team is pioneering understanding of key issues across sport, such as concussion, Sudden Cardiac Death, Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing.

    6. We are delivering real-world solutions

    Using data and technology, and working with real-world insights, we have developed on-the-ground tools for that help schools and clubs log, monitor and manage sports injuries. Data collected is driving our ground-breaking research.