Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new programme that 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.

The programme will be run over three years (2016-2019) within 18 localities across the UK - Greater Manchester being one of them. Working together with EFDS and Spirit of 2012, we aim to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities. This could be through GreaterSport, sports clubs or perhaps volunteering. We want to motivate people by tapping into their values and the things that matter most to them. This includes building friendships, maintaining health, having fun and progressing in life.

The £4.5million investment means EFDS can also proactively share results on a wider scale, so others can benefit from and use their learning.

The aim of GOGA is to:

  • 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 involve over 2,000 volunteers
  • Improve confidence and competence through 500 training sessions


Areas: Manchester, Rochdale and Wigan

Partner Lead: GreaterSport

Project details: Through this project we aim to provide opportunities for anyone to engage in activity at any level, where disabled people access community sessions alongside non-disabled people.

Our work will include:

  • Engaging with young disabled and non-disabled people in Wigan
  • Focusing on disabled people and active families in Manchester
  • Supporting people with profound impairments in day services, those with long term support needs and veterans in Rochdale.

GOGA Sessions Times


Multi-sport - Abraham Moss Leisure Centre, M8 5UF, Saturday 2-3pm

Swimming - Abraham Moss Leisure Centre, M8 5UF, Saturday 3-4pm

Khizra Mosque Disability Family session, M8 0PF, Saturdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Debdale Watersports Inclusive Family session, M18 7LY, Saturdays 1pm to 2.30pm

Oasis Centre simple exercise session, M18 8TX, Wednesdays 1pm to 2pm

For more information contact Nick Alogba or call 07946 531045 


Cycling - Bowlee Sports Centre, M24 4LA, Friday 10am - 2:30pm

Multi-sport - Heywood Sports Village, OL10 4TW, Thursday 10am - 12pm

Dance - Cherwell Well Being Hub, Wednesday 6-8pm

Swimming - Rochdale Leisure Centre, OL16 2HZ, Tuesday 5-6pm

Swimming - Heywood Sports Village, OL10 4TW, Mondays 7-8pm and Friday 3-4pm

For more information contact Graeme Hill or call 01706 926203


Adventure Play - Howebridge Leisure Centre, M46 0PJ, Friday 6-7pm

Climbing - Howebridge Leisure Centre, M46 0PJ, Friday 7-8pm

Multi-activity - Hindley Leisure Centre, WN2 4LG, Sunday 10-12pm

Sports Hall Games - Wigan Youth Zone, WN1 1RU, Friday and Saturday 6-8pm

For more information contact Rachael Dashouri-Darling or call 01942 404997