More UK locations to benefit from Get Out Get Active
Posted: Fri, 07 Feb 2020 11:51
More UK locations will be part of Get Out Get Active's (GOGA) success story over the next three years. Thousands more inactive people across 21 locations will benefit from the latest £5million programme funding. Today, we announce the successful locations.
In September 2019, we announced the founding funder, Spirit of 2012, awarded a further £3 million to GOGA across the UK. At the same time, Sport England also invested an additional £1 million into England. This week, London Marathon Charitable Trust revealed their £1 million grant investment.
The ground-breaking programme began in 2016, created to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to be active. It engages the least active communities in fun, inclusive ways. Now it is set to continue until at least 2023.
Creator and lead partner Activity Alliance teamed up with an extensive range of partners to help GOGA reach more people. These partners offer in-depth local knowledge and national expertise.
GOGA is more than being active. It strengthens community spirit, increases confidence and improves mental health. It increases the demand for, and the accessibility of, activities. These may be provided by local authorities, sports clubs or the voluntary sector. The success is through tapping into people's real life motivations to be physically active.
The new funding will enable partners to build on phase one's success and share learning. Initially there were 18 locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, who together engaged an incredible 20,000 people. Commencing in April 2020, phase two will have 21 locations.
From fighting knife crime through activity in Haringey to daytime discos in Liverpool, phase two will inspire people across the country.
The 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, Carmarthenshire 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
For more information on GOGA, please visit www.getoutgetactive.co.uk
Notes to editors:
Photo credit: Activity Alliance
For more information, please contact:
- Sarah Brown-Fraser, Marketing and Communications Manager. EmailSarah@activityalliance.org.uk. Mobile: 07764 291671
- Get Out Get Active programme team. Email GOGA@activityalliance.org.uk or call 01509 227750
- Media interest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 228 2868
Phase one (2016-2019) involved 18 localities
- England: Bradford, Manchester - Greater Manchester, Rochdale - Greater Manchester, Wigan - Greater Manchester, Margate – Kent, East Lindsey – Lincolnshire, Lambeth – London, Wandsworth – London, Nottingham and Stoke-on- Trent
- Northern Ireland: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Derry City and Strabane
- Scotland: Fife, Grampians and Forth Valley
- Wales: Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Wrexham
About Activity Alliance
Activity Alliance is the operating name for the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). We bring members, organisations and disabled people together to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. The national charity looks to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available. Established in September 1998, Activity Alliance has a vision that disabled people are active for life.
About Spirit of 2012
Spirit of 2012 is the London 2012 legacy fund. Spirit builds sustainable social legacies from the inspiration of events, investing to improve how people feel about themselves, other people, and their communities.
The National Lottery Community Fund founded Spirit in 2013 with a £47million endowment to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and community that inspired people across the UK during the London 2012 Games. For more information visit www.spiritof2012.org.uk.
About Sport England
Sport England is a public body and invests up to £300 million National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport. It wants everyone in England, regardless of age, background, or level of ability, to feel able to engage in sport and physical activity. That's why a lot of its work is specifically focused on helping people who do no, or very little, physical activity and groups who are typically less active - like women, disabled people and people on lower incomes. Visit www.sportengland.org
About London Marathon Charitable Trust
Since 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling more than £88 million to 1,430+ organisations in London, Surrey and other areas. The Trust's vision is a society in which everyone is physically active, contributing to their health and wellbeing. It works towards this by enabling people to become and remain physically active regardless of age, gender, ability, race or background, and by challenging inequality of access to physical activity. For more information visit www.lmct.org.uk