It's time to "Get Out & Get Active" with GOGA In Action, Dover

Your Leisure is excited once again to be supporting Activity Alliance's National GOGA programme. Funding from The National Lottery Community Fund means that Your Leisure and Activity Alliance will work together over the next three years across Dover to put together a programme of events, activities and opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to be active together.

GOGA aims to make activity more inclusive, support people to move more and encourage people to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. GOGA is supporting organisations, across the UK, to create new and different activities. With GOGA, the organisations aim to engage communities in a fun and inclusive ways.

The GOGA programme has been running since 2016 when Your Leisure and Active Kent and Medway were one of the original 18 localities to be part of the project.  Since then Your Leisure, Activity Alliance and Active Kent and Medway have continued to work closely together looking at ways to remove barriers to activity and support communities into more active lifestyles.

The GOGA programme brings diverse places, partnerships, and people together through genuinely inclusive activity. We are delighted to see the GOGA In Action project receive this funding from TNL Community Fund.

Thanks to this funding, the legacy of GOGA will create healthier and happier communities in Dover.

We look forward to working alongside this project.

Kat Southwell

Head of Programmes at activity alliance

Your Leisure is proud to be working with Activity Alliance and The National Lottery Community Fund to deliver the GOGA in Action project in the Dover District. As an organisation, we are committed to supporting all of our communities to lead happier and healthier lives.  Receiving this funding will enable us to work with our communities and support more people to take part in inclusive activities.  We are excited to be part of the national GOGA programme and looking forward to beginning this work.

Lynda Davis

head of finance & community, your leisure

Meet the GOGA In Action Team

Paige Simpson
GOGA In Action Project Manager

Hayley Clark
GOGA In Action Project Coordinator

Rhona Cairns
GOGA In Action Project Coordinator

GOGA In Action News

Here's what GOGA participants have to say 

It was great to see so many people come together from around the area to take part in activities. Some people were trying new things for the first time and you could see the positive results. If you can, I recommend looking for GOGA events to make you feel good.

goga activator

I was nervous at first, I'm not really a fitness person as I struggle with mobility but then GOGA was advertised and people I knew told me that it was a way to get out, meet people and get moving, gently, in a way to suit me, there's no pressure just fun.

goga participant 

GOGA is a fantastic initiative that compliments the other Wellbeing courses Your Leisure works in partnership to deliver. GOGA is for everyone and that make it special, we're excited to support the local community to try new activities. 

wellbeing coach

Want to talk to the team? Please call 03333 660 661 or complete the online form below.

About Get Out Get Active (GOGA):

Get Out Get active (GOGA) began in 2016 and is a programme created to bring disabled and non-disabled people together to be active. It looks to engage the least active communities in fun and inclusive ways.

Made possible by founding funder Spirit of 2012 and additional investment from Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Trust, we continue to be focused on getting some of the UK's least active people moving through fun and inclusive activities.

Taking place in 21 locations across the UK, GOGA’s lead partner, Activity Alliance, teamed up with a range of partners to help reach more people through local and national expertise.

GOGA is about much more than being active. It strengthens community spirit, increases confidence, and improves mental health. The success of GOGA comes from tapping into people's real life motivations to be physically active underpinned by Activity Alliance's Talk to Me 'Ten Principles'.