Get Up and Go secures funding to extend its services

Get Up and Go

Havant Borough Council's Get Up and Go programme - aimed at helping residents with physical/mental health conditions stay active through various physical activities - has been awarded funding to extend its services.

Get Up and Go has received £72,400 of funding from Hampshire Active Health, which will go towards the growth of the programme - including developing new personalised activities, increasing the capacity of courses, and increasing resident participation.

The programme is open to people of all ages and experience levels - everyone deserves to have fun and stay active!

Upcoming courses for 2024 include:

Course Date Course length Price Location
Introduction to sea swimming (for 16 - 18 year olds) Starts 19 July 5 weeks £15 for whole course. Hayling Island Beachfront
Family bowling taster session Saturday 6 July - drop in any time between 9.30am and 12.30pm One session Free Waterlooville Bowling Club, Jubilee Park, Rowlands Ave,PO7 7HO
Family bowling  Sunday 14 July and Saturday 20 July, from 10am - 12pm. 2 weeks £5 per family Waterlooville Bowling Club, Jubilee Park, Rowlands Ave,PO7 7HO

If you have any ideas for other activities or courses you would like to try, you can submit your suggestions by visiting

As part of the successful funding bid, an exciting job opportunity has arisen for Physical Activity Project Officer.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with community organisations and physical activity providers to co-ordinate the successful Get up and Go Programme and other physical activity initiatives. The role administers the daily operations of the Get Up and Go project, including the management of the website, participant bookings and marketing. It provides support to our most inactive residents, enabling them to become more active.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Active Wellbeing Team as part of the wider Community Team at Havant Borough Council. As an ambitious and innovative team, we aim to create accessible environments for residents to lead physically active, healthy lives by developing sustainable services, infrastructure, and partnerships.

The full details and job link can be found on our website.