The Get Active – Stay Active Report is based on the findings of the final post project review of the impact of Sport Northern Ireland’s Community Sport Programme 2006 – 2010.
More that 121,000 participants were reported as having participated over the lifetime of the programme.
The evaluation highlights that the Sport in Our Community Programme has ‘reached out and engaged with young and old, people with disabilities and ethnic minority groups and has been able to provided a wide range of activities to appeal to those who previously did not participate in sport and physical activity’.
Data provided by projects through annual End of Year Reports demonstrates the positive impact of the programme in levels of participation within underrepresented groups:
- The number of women and girls reported as participating in the programme rose from 6,755 in the first year of the programme to 17,937 in year four;
- The number of young people reported as participating in the programme rose from 12,009 to 27,104;
- The number of older people reported as participating in the programme rose from 827 to 2,834; and
- The number of people with a disability reported as participating in the programme rose from 551 to 2,421 in the final year.
Get Active – Stay Active also contains a number of case studies and personal stories demonstrating the positive impact of the programme on individual participants within each of these under represented groups. A series of factsheets that include case studies, personal stories and key learning points identified by the final post project review of the impact of the Programme are also available to download:
Get Active – Stay Active: Women and Girls (PDF 314KB)
Get Active – Stay Active: Older Adults (PDF 473KB)
Get Active – Stay Active: Disability Sport (PDF 501KB)