Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Funded by Spirit of 2012, all partners are focused on getting some of the UK's least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.
The programme runs for over three years (2016-2019) and within 18 localities across the UK. We have teamed up with an extensive range of partners to help us reach more people, who have the greatest need to get out and get active. These partners offer in-depth local knowledge and national expertise.
Working together, we aim to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities. This could be through local authority or independent provision, sports clubs or perhaps volunteering. We want to motivate people by tapping into their values and the things that matter most to them. This include building friendships, maintaining health, having fun and progressing in life.
We want to support more people to lead active and healthier lifestyles. By doing this, we can actively help to build stronger and more unified communities. The £4.5million investment means we can also proactively share results on a wider scale, so others can benefit from and use our learning.
Through GOGA we will:
Reach 16,500 individual participants, at least 40% of whom will remain active
Deliver over 30,000 sessions through 550 different activities
Recruit, train and involve over 2,000 volunteers
Improve confidence and competence through 500 training sessions
Spirit of 2012 is an independent trust, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. They fund projects that empower people to get out, be involved and feel better. They fund partners that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action. Visit the Spirit of 2012 Trust website.
Where are the GOGA locations and who is involved?
England: Bradford, Greater Manchester, Rochdale, Wigan, Margate, East Lindsey, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Nottingham, Stoke-on- Trent
Northern Ireland: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Derry City and Strabane
Scotland: Fife, Grampians (covering Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council), Forth Valley (covering Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling council areas)
Wales: Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wrexham
GOGA Consortium partners: English Federation of Disability Sport, Disability Sport Wales, Scottish Disability Sport, Disability Sport N.I and Volunteering Matters
National Delivery Partners: Sporting Equals, Disability Rights UK, Women in Sport, StreetGames, Parkrun, England Athletics, Youth Sport Trust, Amateur Swimming Association, Age UK, Play England
English local partners: Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure, City of Stoke on Trent, Greater Sport, Kent County Council, Kent Sport, Lincolnshire Sport, London Sport and Nottingham City Council.