Get Out Get Active release its latest impact report
Today Get Out Get Active (GOGA) launches its latest impact report. It shows the great success GOGA continues to have in bringing the least active disabled and non-disabled people together through activity.
GOGA is about much more than being active. It is an approach. It’s a fun, inclusive way where disabled and non-disabled people can be active together. Today we release our new impact report, showing the impact of GOGA from March 2020 to September 2022.
Made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Trust, GOGA continues to be focused on getting some of the UK's least active people moving through fun and inclusive activities.
Since 2016, GOGA has continued to strengthen community spirit, increase confidence, and improve mental health. With support from Wavehill, our monitoring and evaluation partners, we can see that GOGA reached over 80,000 people, using over 3,000 different activities and other ideas.
GOGA has inspired and supported impactful change in organisations. It continues to help partners to embed new ways of working and informing practice beyond programme delivery.
GOGA has been fantastic for us. They have helped us connect and engage with parts of the community we haven’t reached before during the struggles of the pandemic. They have also given us the opportunity to leverage additional funding into the region.
Michael Salmon, Head of Insight, Health and Wellbeing at Active Black Country
We are teaming up with a range of partners with local and national expertise to engage more people. Our impact report shows over a third of participants involved in GOGA have an impairment and/or a long-term health condition. And almost a quarter of participants come from ethnically diverse communities.
GOGA is about getting everybody more active using the principles of inclusion. It provides a flexible and fearless approach to trying and testing new ideas.
Even through the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, our partners continued to develop creative and innovative ways to engage people through digital and traditional ways. From delivering equipment to individuals at home, to sending out exercise postcards and even calling participants for a supportive chat.
We have been really impressed with how inclusive the sessions are, not just for Michael but also for the families and carers who have been able to get involved. Through the use of different equipment, Michael has been able to take part in football, basketball, volleyball as well as other sports, which is not only helping him but other people to become more independent and enjoy being active again.
Carer, GOGA Sunderland
GOGA has influenced and encouraged organisations across the UK to do things differently. Through this impact report, we know GOGA will continue to tackle a range of inequalities that people continue to experience when wanting to be active. The GOGA approach shows so much is possible.
To view the full impact report please visit the About Get Out Get Active page on our website.
About Get Out Get Active
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Activity Alliance is the creator and lead partner. The programme is funded by Spirit of 2012, Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Trust.