Motiv8 transforms lives by helping people overcome the challenges and barriers they face to get back on track.

By improving wellbeing, confidence and employability skills, we can increase your chances of accessing training or finding a job.

We can help if you:

  • Are aged 25 or over
  • Live in Greater Manchester
  • Are not in education, training or employment
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Have multiple support needs


The programme works by developing a personalised action plan and tailored support package to address your specific needs. These might include:

  • Health problems
  • Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression or isolation
  • Disabilities
  • Substance misuse
  • Homelessness or if you’re at risk of being homeless
  • Domestic abuse
  • Past offences
  • Financial hardship

More about the programme – funding and partners

ForHousing (a ForViva group member) is a delivery partner of the Motiv8 programme covering the areas of Salford and Bury.

Motiv8 is funded by £14 million from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme.

Motiv8 is led by Manchester Athena, a partnership of housing providers working together to transform people’s lives.

It is being delivered across the whole of Greater Manchester by the following housing providers:

The programme will support over 5,000 people to overcome multiple, complex needs and move them closer to training and work.

Motiv8 is also working with a wide-range of specialist providers and external partners and agencies providing specialist support to help you overcome your barriers and challenges.

Contact Motiv8

Contact Motiv8

To find out more or to request a referral form:

Email our single point of access team

Call 0161 331 2048


Follow Motiv8 on Twitter @Motiv8GM