In September 2019, 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.
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:
For more information on GOGA, please visit www.getoutgetactive.co.uk
Photo & story credit: Activity Alliance