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What is Get Out Get Active?

Get Out Get active (GOGA) began in 2016 and is a programme created to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to be active. It looks to engage the least active communities in fun and inclusive ways.

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.

Taking place in 21 locations across the UK, GOGA’s lead partner, Activity Alliance, teamed up with a range of partners to help reach more people through local and national expertise.

GOGA is about much more than being active. It strengthens community spirit, increases confidence, and improves mental health. The success of GOGA comes from tapping into people's real life motivations to be physically active underpinned by Activity Alliance's Talk to Me 'Ten Principles'.

Get Out Get Active programme description in BSL and subtitles

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:
    - Outreach
    - Engagement
    - 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 talk to me ten principles
  • Three types of sustainability:
    - Individuals active for life
    - Inclusive local system and practice
    - Transferable learning

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GOGA 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. We will further share our findings to inform future practice and investment.

GOGA to date:

Since 2016 GOGA has had overwhelming success in bringing disabled and non-disabled people together in activities across the UK. Through 2016 - 2020 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

Take a look at our GOGA Impact summary.

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Our Funders:

Spirit of 2012 is the founding funder of GOGA. They initially funded the four-year programme (2016 - 2020) to reach 16,500 of the very least active disabled and non-disabled people. They invested another £3 million for phase two of the programme (2020 - 2023).

In 2020, GOGA secured further continuation funding and additional investment of £1 million each from Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust. Helping to further extend GOGA's reach and impact.

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To find out more about this programme please contact us. 

It is a powerful proposition to get so many more people out and active and we are proud to be leading on such a major investment. The programme has the potential to change how we encourage, enable and engage more people through active recreation

Barry Horne Chief Executive Activity Alliance
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