Motiv8 an Athena-led project which was funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund ended in March 2023. Motiv8 received £17.5 million from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

Between 2017-2023, Motiv8:

·         Supported 6,000
·         Supported 2,100 people into training, job search and employment
·         Had 26,500 positive outcomes for health, skills, financial or development

Here’s a small glimpse into the impact Motiv8 has made:

  • A single mother was provided access to a digital training course and a computer using a Motiv8 grant, who then went on to start her own business and is, at present, employing other people.
  • A gentleman who struggled with this confidence due to his learning disability worked with his key worker, focusing on resilience, interpersonal skills and social activity began volunteering after being given appropriate support. He went on to secure a job as a cleaner in a local college.
  • We’ve supported a number of former offenders onto Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV), Forklift Training (FLT) and Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) courses, many of whom subsequently moved into employment.