Tackling inactivity and isolation in partnership with Liverpool City Council and Activity Alliance

MSP are delighted to confirm that a bid we supported Liverpool City Council on has been successful. We’re also incredibly excited to be on board with the next part of the process as the project team work to maximise the impact of the funding hits the ground running.

Liverpool City Council has been awarded £300,000 by Get Out Get Active – a national, ground-breaking project from Activity Alliance which aims to work with some of the least active communities or groups in the country, and give them the confidence to take up an activity and change their lifestyle for the better.

We were delighted to have had the opportunity to support the bid initially, by providing crucial insight to help shape it. Liverpool City Council’s plan is to use the grant to focus on members of the LGBTQ+ community, students in higher education and those people who have caring responsibilities.

Programmes that are implemented will be aimed at both disabled and non-disabled people. As well as offering physical benefits, the aim is to improve mental wellbeing, strengthen community spirit and increase confidence.

Work on the planning phase has already started at pace and we’re excited to continue to be involved as ideas start being put into action. We’ll be supporting the project further to develop programmes for each target group over the coming months. We’ll also be handling monitoring and evaluation of the work, so that learnings can be captured which will ensure that momentum from the funding is sustained and built on well into the future.

Speaking about the partnership Kerry Stewart, MSP’s Strategic Lead for Business Improvement said,

“MSP are proud to have been able to support Liverpool City Council in successfully bidding for Activity Alliance’s ‘Get Out Get Active’ funding.

“We’re very excited by its potential to reach people with greater barriers to participation. So, we’re looking forward to supporting the project further by using our insight expertise to help demonstrate the positive impact of the fantastic work being planned.”

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