ACTIVE BLACKPOOL SECURES FUNDING FOR GET OUT GET ACTIVE PROGRAMME

Active Blackpool has secured funding from the Activity Alliance to deliver a 3-year Get Out Get Active programme to deprived areas in Blackpool.

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) helps disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. The programme promotes the benefits of physical activity and aims to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities.

The first phase of GOGA, which began in 2016, was delivered within 18 localities across the UK. This time, thousands of inactive people across 21 locations will benefit from the latest £5million of programme funding.

GOGA will be delivered in partnership with Blackpool Coastal Housing (BCH), which has already launched coordinated activities to promote wellbeing and mental health in Blackpool, such as group ping-pong sessions.

GOGA will target those who live in social housing and will be delivered in Blackpool Coastal Housing community centres, as well as other local venues and leisure centres.

Blackpool Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Gillian Campbell, said: “The news of funding for the Get Out Get Active programme is most definitely welcome. This is a wide-reaching initiative which will promote physical activity and wellbeing within the Blackpool community.

“Being active can have a huge impact on our physical and mental health. Get Out Get Active will offer a pathway for people to enjoy new opportunities, regardless of disability.”

For more information on Activity Alliance’s partnership with GOGA, visit http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/GOGA

To find out more about Blackpool Coastal Housing’s involvement with GOGA, please contact BCH’s Community Activities Officer, Debbie Kerr, on 07483 172 448.

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