Get Out Get active (GOGA) began in 2016 and was a programme created to bring disabled and non disabled people together to be active. It looked to engage the least active communities in fun, inclusive ways. Lead partner Activity Alliance teamed up with an extensive range of partners to help GOGA reach more people through in depth local knowledge and national expertise.
GOGA is about much more than being active. It strengthens community spirit, increases confidence and improves mental health. It increases the demand for, and the accessibility, of activities. The success of GOGA has come from tapping into people's real life motivations to be physically active underpinned by Activity Alliance's Ten Talk to Me principles.
GOGA core ingredients:
GOGA has core ingredients that underpin the whole programme, these ingredients include:
Reaching the very least active disabled and non-disabled people in “active recreation” through locality driven:
- Effective marketing
Supporting disabled and non-disabled people to be active together through genuinely inclusive environments
Focus on engaging people and developing workforce through use of the ten talk to me principles.
Three types of sustainability:
- Individuals active for life
- Inclusive local system and practice
- Transferable learning
GOGA to date:
Since 2016 GOGA has had overwhelming success in bringing disabled and non-disabled people together in activities across the UK. Through phase 1 GOGA:
Engaged more than 30,000 disabled and non-disabled participants, 42% of which admitted to doing no physical activity prior to GOGA.
Supported over half of our participants to have the confidence to take up additional sport and physical activity opportunities. This is 9-12 months after taking part in the programme.
Recruited 2,800 volunteers.
Supported 2,000 volunteers and paid staff to reach the very least active.
Delivered over 2,400 activities and a multitude of events across the UK.
GOGA phase 2:
Following the success of GOGA phase 1 through further funding we our now running phase 2 of the GOGA programme where we will continue focus on getting some of the UK's least active people moving through fun and inclusive activities.
Made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Trust we continue to be focused on getting some of the UK's least active people moving through fun and inclusive activities.
GOGA goes far beyond just increasing activity levels, it strengthens community spirit, increases confidence and improves individuals mental health.
England: Amber Valley and Bassetlaw, Blackpool, Bradford, Forest of Dean, Haringey, Liverpool, North and North East Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Sunderland, Wolverhampton and Wiltshire
Northern Ireland: Mid and East Antrim and Mid Ulster
Scotland: Dundee, Perth and Kinross and Angus- NHS Tayside
Wales: Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, Camarthenshire and Powys- West Wales Partnership, Cardiff, Swansea and Newport- South Central Partnership and Conwy, Flintshire and Denbighshire- North Central Partnership.
By 2023, GOGA will have:
Beyond the immediate impact of GOGA, we have committed to support participants engaged in the programme to remain active for life. We will enable partners to provide a sustainable mainstream inclusive offer with learning from GOGA phase 1. We will further share our findings to inform future practice and investment.
for more information on the GOGA programme please contact Nia Jones on 02920 334924 or by emailing email@example.com