Motiv8 has operated as an independent Portsmouth based charity since February 1998. Originally called Portsmouth Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), it grew out of the need to respond to the numbers of young people who were offending or at risk of offending in Portsmouth.
In 2001 the then Chief Executive oversaw a full organisational review, resulting in a clearer focus on core business, with the Youth Justice Board’s risk and protective factors used to structure activities and evaluate impact. In 2003 the organisation changed its name to Motiv8, to provide clarity regarding the independence of the organisation from Portsmouth City Council’s community safety strategy and operations, mark the change in direction and practice of the work, and re-launch its new profile and identity.
This partnership is in very early stages of engagement(October 2014) but is a natural way to help Portsmouth Sail Training Trust work with 16-21 year old who are not in education employment or training. We are a bridge between young people with low aspirations who feel they have little or no work prospects and one of the biggest sectors for employment in Portsmouth and the Solent area. Like all other industries this can feel distant and unreachable and yet with our help and training the door to a career can be opened. We aim to make this a fruitful, growing long term partnership. You can visit their website here.