A GRADE II listed Keighley building will be the new headquarters of an organisation set up to get people more active.

Get Out More is a social enterprise that runs outdoor programmes such as forest schools and wellbeing initiatives in the north of England.

The organisation was recently given the keys to the gatehouse at Cliffe Castle – and the building will be its new office and community space.

Get Out More was also awarded £300,698 in lottery cash to set up a new ‘Keighley Green Community Hub’ that will support local people to learn new skills and combat loneliness.

Earlier this month, the team picked up keys for the gatehouse and said the building would enable them to “start a new chapter in the organisation’s growth”.

Annie Berrington, Get Out More founder and managing director, said: “Our new premises are in a stunning parkland location that changes with the seasons – it makes so much sense for our business and creative growth. It really feels like we are coming home and we are now ready to write the next chapter of our story.

“And it will be so exciting to be working with Bradford Council, Cliffe Castle and the Cliffe Castle Support Group in new nature-focused ways over the coming years.

“This office move, the new facilities that it offers and big funding win means we are ideally placed to take major steps forward in ensuring our activities are truly targeted at those who are most at risk of poor mental and physical health, including people affected by disadvantage, social isolation and disability.”

The organisation is a community interest company – a business with social and environmental aims that reinvests any profits back into the communities in which it works.

The organisation currently uses any profits to offer free sessions in disadvantaged areas of West Yorkshire and supports local woodland conservation projects through volunteering and donations.

It has also been awarded £300,698 as part of a three-year funding programme from the Reaching Communities Fund.

The cash will support a new Keighley Green Community Hub that will help local people to “learn new skills, combat loneliness and feel more connected to their community”.

Mrs Berrington added: “We know from our previous projects that our work is not just about nature. Getting outside into nature also increases employability, gives people access to green spaces and improves mental health, which develops resilience."