The London Marathon Charitable Trust awards £1,000,000 for GOGA
The London Marathon Charitable Trust (The Trust) has today announced new grants totalling £2,225,000 to challenge inequality of access to physical activity across the UK. This latest round of funding brings the total amount of money awarded in The Trust’s history to more than £88million. This includes £1,000,000 to Activity Alliance, to expand the Get Out Get Active programme.
Included in this round is a new Strategic Partnership Grant, growing The Trust’s national programme portfolio to 17 large-scale and inspirational projects that will deliver the greatest possible impact in inspiring activity amongst The Trust’s target audiences. The latest Strategic Partnership Grant awarded is:
- £1,000,000 to Activity Alliance, to expand the Get Out Get Active programme to new localities, with a focus on Haringey, Sunderland and the Black Country, enabling 4,000 inactive children and young people to participate in fun and inclusive activities.
The ground-breaking programme began in 2016, created to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to be 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.
Barry Horne, Chief Executive for Activity Alliance, representing the home nations steering group, said:
“We are delighted that The London Marathon Charitable Trust is joining the Get Out Get Active family as a new funder. With inclusion at its heart, this life-changing programme impacts so many lives. With this generous additional funding, more people in more communities will access and benefit from an active lifestyle.”
Ruth Hollis, Spirit of 2012’s Chief Executive, who are GOGA's founding funder, added:
“Spirit of 2012 is really proud of the impact Get Out Get Active is having on so many people's lives with its unique approach. As the founding funder, and with our other funding partners, Sport England, we are excited to see it grow with this major investment from The London Marathon Charitable Trust.”