Liverpool is limbering up to encourage people to get active thanks to new sports funding.
The city has been awarded £300,000 by Get Out Get Active – a national, ground-breaking project which aims to work with some of the least active communities or groups in the country, and give them the confidence to take up a physical activity and change their lifestyle for the better.
Liverpool City Council bid for the funding and will use the grant to focus on members of the LGBTQ+ community, students in higher education and those people who have caring responsibilities.
Aimed at both disabled and non-disabled people, the city council will work together with Merseyside Sports Partnership to develop programmes for each target group over the coming months. As well as the physical benefits, the aim is to improve mental wellbeing, strengthen community spirit and increase confidence.
The Get Out Get Active scheme began in 2016, and by 2023 it will have:
- Reached over 40,000 individual participants, with at least four in ten remaining active
- Engaged 1,500 volunteers’ support
- Supported 2,500 volunteers and covered the cost of staff training
For more information, please visit www.getoutgetactive.co.uk