Motiv8: Building Better Opportunities for Greater Manchester

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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 needs. These might include:

  • Health problems
  • Mental Health issues such as anxiety, depression or isolation
  • Disabilities
  • Substance misuse
  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless
  • Domestic abuse
  • Past offences
  • Financial hardship


To view some Motiv8 success stories visit

Funders and partners

Bolton at Home is a delivery partner of the Motiv8 programme covering the areas of Bolton and Wigan.

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:

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The programme will support nearly 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 who can provide you with specialist support to help you overcome your barriers and challenges.


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Get in touch

To find out more or to request a referral form, you can contact Motiv8 by:

Emailing our single point of access team

Calling 0161 331 2048,  

Visiting our website 

Via Twitter @Motiv8GM

Starts with you

Starts with you

Starts with you is our social enterprise company. It provides a range of of employment and community support services in and around Greater Manchester.

Starts with you delivers Motiv8 on behalf of Bolton at Home to help people living in Bolton and Wigan aged over 25 and struggling to get into work.