Today marks the start of the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme following January’s successful funding announcement. Spirit of 2012 is funding the £4.5 million initiative, which brings together 18 localities in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and numerous national partners. In the first of its kind on such a scale, GOGA will support disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Developed to get some of the UK's least active people moving more, GOGA will concentrate on fun and inclusive activities delivered over three-years.
10 ways we’re helping...
to spread happiness
Seeing as it's Mental Health Week, we at Spirit thought it was time to talk about just some of the ways we're helping people to get out, get together and be happy...
Ten ways we're helping people...
get out & get active
One of our main aims here at Spirit of 2012 is to enable people to participate in a wide range of activities and engage in their communities - improving their wellbeing in the process. Here are just a few of the ways we're making that happen...
Spirit of 2012 awards £4.5 million to help people to ‘Get Out & Get Active’ across the UK
Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.
The initiative will be called Get Out &Get Active and the funding will be used to get people active in eighteen locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Happy and Healthy 2016!
As we enter the new year Debbie Lye, Chief Executive of Spirit of 2012, welcomes the publication of the government’s new strategy for an active nation.
Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation, published at the end of last year, marks an interesting shift in the Government’s approach to sport and physical activity. In the simplest of terms Sporting Future is less about numbers playing sport in National Governing Body settings and more about the impact that sport and activity has on physical, mental and social wellbeing.
10 ways we're tackling...
loneliness and isolation
At Spirit of 2012, we’re absolutely committed to funding projects that bring people together. With that in mind, here are just ten of the (many) ways we are helping tackle the loneliness and isolation felt by an increasing number of people across the UK.
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: 10 Years On
"The juxtaposition of those two very different events is particularly vivid for me. I was involved both in the aftermath of 7/7 and the preparations for London 2012."
Ten years on. Our Chief Executive, Debbie Lye, reflects.
Get Out & Get Active – Spirit of 2012 Funding Announcement
Spirit of 2012 will commit a £4.5m grant to increase participation in physical activity and volunteering across the UK. The grant, unveiled today, is a central element of our continuing contribution to the Olympic and Paralympic Legacy, and will be awarded following a two-stage application process early next year, as Rio gears up to host the Games.