What is Get Out Get Active?
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 One 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 Two:
Following the success of GOGA Phase One, through further funding we our now running Phase Two 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.
GOGA Phase Two (2020- 2023) localities are:
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:
- Reached over 40,000 individual participants, with at least four in ten remaining active
- Engaged 1,500 volunteers’ support
- Supported 2,500 volunteers and paid staff’s training
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Asa Waite is the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Activator for Street Games
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) in Street Games
The GOGA project in Street Games aims to get more inactive and disabled people active through any form of sport or physical activity, with a particular focus on BAME communities. Over the three year duration of the project GOGA plans to develop an inclusive, sustainable activity programme, working in partnership with a range of clubs, groups and organisations.
Who can get involved in GOGA?
Participants- If you have a disability and would like to become more physically active GOGA could help. If you are interested in trying an activity which is not currently supported by GOGA get in touch anyway, as part of the Disability Sport Wales team there are a large variety of inclusive sports clubs and groups we can signpost you to.
Volunteers- If you are looking for an opportunity to volunteer on an exciting new programme then GOGA may be able to help. As the programme continues to grow so will the need for volunteers in a variety of roles. If you are interested in discussing volunteering opportunities please get in touch on the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Clubs/groups/organisations- If you are looking to make your activities more inclusive or have any ideas for potential partnership work please get in touch via the contact details at the bottom of this page.
GOGA Supported Activities
Get Out Get Active is continually working to develop new activities and provide help and support to partners looking to make their delivery more inclusive and attract more disabled participants. Be sure to check in frequently not to miss out on new GOGA supported activities.
Where to find out more about GOGA?
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If you would like to find out more about the GOGA programme or any of the activities we support please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Emma Jones is the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Activator for Pride Cymru.
GOGA in Pride Cymru
The GOGA project in Pride Cymru aims to get disabled and inactive members of the LGBTQ+ Community and their familiesinto sport and active recreation through fun, new and sociable activities across Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy. Over the three years, GOGA in LGBT+ wants to inspire people to take part in physical activity, provide inclusive and exciting new opportunities as well as offering the chance to volunteer and upskill themselves through training.
Who can get involved with GOGA?
We welcome all members of the LGBT+ community and their families that would like to part in sport or physical activity whether you have impairment, lack of confidence or no experience in physical activity. The project wants everyone to be active together and so this is what we aim to do. Through GOGA we want to provide a range of inclusive activities that can be accessible and inclusive to anyone.
If you’re not too sure on participating or playing sport, GOGA can also offer volunteering and training opportunities that can help confidence and sociability within sport. Please get in touch to find out about some of these opportunities if you’re interested.
How can I find out more about GOGA LGBT+?
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To book, enquire or ask any questions please feel free to get in touch with Emma, they will be happy to help.
Katie Bowie-Hallam is the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) Activator for Pembrokeshire.
The GOGA EHE programme will develop a community based 'physical activity' programme which will extend the community engagement of families with Home Educated children across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and West Powys. Utilising the experience and learning from the GOGA 1 Pembrokeshire programme the project will develop an inclusive approach to activities by promoting its offer to elective home education families.
The project will focus on encouraging more disabled and non-disabled people to take part in activities which will lead to improved health and well-being.
GOGA also provides volunteering, training and community engagement opportunities with local and national organisations’ to support the delivery of the programme and increase the number of inclusive opportunities available.
We welcome you to come and try fun, inclusive activities! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done activity before! It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, make friends or bring friends and family to join in with you! GOGA is for everyone!
There are plenty of rewarding opportunities to get involved with, from supporting and delivering activities in and out of the GOGA programme to further learning courses which can help you upskill and progress through all aspects of life. Learning is earning!
GOGA supports and listens to providers to empower them to deliver the best experience within the Get Out Get Active program. GOGA can provide training and help develop transferable skills. This has already seen increases in employment and community engagement.
GOGA has given me many opportunities from delivering sessions in GOGA 1 to now leading GOGA EHE
To find out how you can get involved:
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If you would like to find out more about the GOGA programme or any of the activities we support please don’t hesitate to get in touch!