Greater Manchester Moving is GM’s movement for movement working together to positively change the lives of people across Greater Manchester (GM) through movement, physical activity, and sport.
Our shared mission is to enable active lives for all.
Our shared commitments, priorities and approach are set out in ‘GM Moving in Action’ our strategy for the next decade, 2021-31.
Moving is a "miracle pill" for everyone.
We are all designed to move. But our modern world is designed and organised to keep us sitting still.
Evidence shows us that movement, physical activity, and sport contributes to our physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, social and community development, economic development and individual development. Moving more is key to enabling good lives for all.
By moving more, we can live happier and healthier lives, enable our communities, places and economy to thrive, and will contribute to a more sustainable city region.
£4 for every £1 spent is the Social Return on Investment in physical activity and sport
£9.59bn amount generated in England by improved physical and mental health
£14.22bn amount that contributes nationally to enhanced social capital.
We are not currently moving enough. Inactivity is killing us, it’s making us sick and unhappy, unproductive and stressed, and is contributing to environmental destruction and climate change.
All data from Active Lives (Adults) November 21/22, Active Lives (CYP) 21/22, the National Child Measurement Programme 21/22 and Transport for Greater Manchester.
The GM Moving conference brings people and organisations together to re-energise, refocus and grow as a diverse and inclusive movement for movement.
Organisations are working together to respond to the challenges of the pandemic, and re-design systems, processes and services to support Greater Manchester's people and communities through public sector leisure.