Live Active NI is a community interest company established by Disability Sport NI to bring the benefits of active recreation to everyone in the community, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups.
Live Active NI's regular programmes will aim to provide sustainable opportunities for a healthier lifestyle for everyone including:
- people with disabilities including people with mental health problems
- people with long term health conditions
- women and girls
- people from an ethnic minority background
- people in socially deprived areas.
To ensure sustainability of the programmes, Live Active NI will train staff and volunteers in running safe and effective programmes whilst developing communications channels and sharing of information to inform people of opportunities and educate people in the benefits of improved health and wellbeing.
Live Active NI currently have two programmes Get Out Get Active and Every Body Active.
Get Out Get Active
Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is an exciting new three year programme with delivery partners based across eighteen localities UK wide, supporting disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Live Active NI manage programmes for GOGA in Derry City & Strabane and Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon.
The £4.5 million investment funded by Spirit of 2012, focuses on getting some of the UK's least active people moving more through fun and inclusive activities.
GOGA aims to increase the number of people who are able to access and enjoy local opportunities through local authority or independent provision, sports clubs or perhaps volunteering. GOGA motivates 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. By doing this, they can actively help to build stronger, healthier and more unified communities.
Every Body Active Belfast
Every Body Active Belfast is a four year lottery funded programme designed to encourage people to be more active, more often through sport and active recreation in Northern Ireland. Sport Northern Ireland has invested £6.2 million in the eleven District Councils across Northern Ireland to provide quality opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation during key life transitions (for example children moving from primary school to post-primary, young people leaving education, having a family, or retiring from work).
Every Body Active will aim to increase participation among traditionally underrepresented groups including:
- Women and girls
- People with a disability; and
- Those living in areas of greatest social need
Live Active NI are a delivery partner for the Belfast City Council Every Body Active programme, securing funding for two Active Recreation Officers. Their role will include direct delivery of active recreation opportunities with broader duties related to communicating opportunities, volunteer supervision and event organisation.