• Simon Tanner

Get Out & Get Active

In June 2016, Wavehill was commissioned by English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) to undertake an ongoing evaluation of their ‘Get Out & Get Active’ (GOGA) programme.

The GOGA initiative will invest £4.5 million across the UK to develop, deliver and learn from exciting new ways to capture inactive people into active recreation. On behalf of the four Home Nation Disability Sport Organisations, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is leading a uniquely inclusive and dynamic partnership which will see real change in eighteen main locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

A robust evaluation is critical to the success of this programme for two key reasons: firstly to enable EFDS to see whether they are successfully contributing towards the delivery of their objectives and those of Spirit of 2012’s overall aims and objectives, both during the life of the grant and once it has finished. Secondly, to maximise the transferable learning arising from the programme as it attempts to apply evidence based approaches to engaging inactive people successfully.

This ongoing work has involved establishing and managing monitoring and evaluation tools for the whole programme working hand in hand with the client’s project managers to ensure efficient roll out and consistent use of the tools to support the funders quarterly monitoring requirements across 18 local authorities across the UK. Emerging evaluation findings have already been used to shape national steering group meetings, local delivery practice through workshop contributions at two annual programme conferences.

For more information contact Simon.Tanner@wavehill.com