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Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. It is made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and the London Marathon Charitable Trust. All partners are focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.
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.
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. In Amber Valley the 'Active Amber Valley' network is leading on delivery and the project officer is based with Amber Valley Borough Council. We may look to widen our focus later in the programme, however our initial focus is to support those living with long term health conditions in the Heanor area.
Get Out Get Active 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.
Phase one ran from 2016 - 2019. Phase two commenced in April 2020 and runs until 2023.
This video is an interview with the GOGA Co-ordinator in Nottingham City, it gives an insight into what the project has meant for their communities and the opportunities it has brought.
Can you help us on this journey? We are looking for local sports clubs, instructors and organisations in the Heanor and Greater Heanor areas who are interested in supporting people living with long terms conditions to become more active.
Take part or volunteer? Get in touch GOGA@ambervalley.gov.uk.
Facebook – Get Out, Get Active Amber Valley
Contact the team directly on 01773 841428 or email GOGA@ambervalley.gov.uk