Get Out Get Active

Project Brief

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Funded by Spirit of 2012, all partners are focused on getting some of the UK’s least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.

GOGA is driven by a consortium of 18 local partners and 15 national partners across the UK. This unique programme aims to increase demand for, and the accessibility of, existing provision in local authorities, sports clubs and the voluntary sector by responding to key motivators and drivers for becoming physically active. It aims to reach those with the greatest need, contributing to measurable health and wellbeing benefits for individuals and stronger, more cohesive and active societies. It offers genuinely inclusive opportunities for everyone.

Across the 18 GOGA locations, partners will engage inactive groups in ‘active recreation’ underpinned by the Talk to Me Principles. Local need drives these activities with support from an upskilled workforce and national partner expertise. Please find below headline summaries of local projects.

Scottish Activities

In Scotland we will receive £376,000 over a three year programme involving Scottish Disability Sport; three SDS Branches:  Forth Valley Disability Sport, Disability Sport Fife, Grampian Disability Sport; and three national partners in:  Paths for All, Blazing Saddles and Scottish Swimming.


Scotland Scottish Disability Sport  
Fife Disability Sport Fife

Increase the present workforce and deliver more opportunities to more potential participants across Fife.

Influence in parallel the physical activity behaviours of the many significant others who support disabled participants to be physically active.

Grampians Grampian Disability Sport Provide better opportunities for people with disabilities of all ages, along with their families and friends, to integrate within existing mainstream walking, cycling and triathlon programmes across the rural and urban Grampian region.
Forth Valley Forth Valley Disability Sport Challenge gender imbalance, seeking to increase significantly female participation in activities by implementing the Stirling University recommendations and other GOGA strategies.


The GOGA programme will help us to understand what works best to get those who are least active into activity, and how best then to keep them active and engaged.

Over the three years of UK programme delivery we will:

  • Reach 16,500 individual participants, at least 40% of whom will remain active
  • Deliver over 30,000 sessions through 550 different activities
  • Recruit, train and deploy over 2,000 volunteers
  • Improve confidence and competence through 500 training sessions

Beyond the immediate impact of GOGA delivery, we have committed to support participants engaged in the programme to remain “active for life”, enable partners to provide a sustainable mainstream inclusive offer and share with others our findings to inform future practice and investment.

GOGA locations:

England: Bradford, Greater Manchester, Rochdale, Wigan, Margate, East Lindsey, Lambeth, Wandsworth, Nottingham, Stoke-on- Trent

Northern Ireland: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Derry City and Strabane

Scotland: Fife, Grampians (covering Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council), Forth Valley (covering Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling council areas)

Wales: Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wrexham

 GOGA Partners

GOGA Consortium partners: English Federation of Disability Sport, Disability Sport Wales, Scottish Disability Sport, Disability Sport N.I and Volunteering Matters

National Delivery Partners: Sporting Equals, Disability Rights UK, Women in Sport, StreetGames, Parkrun, England Athletics, Youth Sport Trust, Amateur Swimming Association, Age UK, Play England

English local partners: Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure, City of Stoke on Trent, Greater Sport, Kent County Council, Kent Sport, Lincolnshire Sport, London Sport and Nottingham City Council.

Spirit of 2012 is an independent trust, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. We fund projects that empower people to get out, be involved and feel better. We fund partners that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action.