Manx Lottery Trust supports Chamber charity member Motiv8 with young persons project.

Local charity Motiv8, has been awarded a grant of £2,500 from the Manx Lottery Trust to support its young person’s project; an excursion and activity-based programme aimed at the children and families that access the charity’s services.

Date: Wednesday 21 September 2022

Motiv8 cinema club 

Motiv8, formerly the Isle of Man Alcohol Advisory Service, offer a range of free therapeutic support and counselling services for those with addictive behaviours. The charity’s services extend beyond the service user, but also to family members and significant others that are affected by an individual’s alcohol, drug, gambling, or gaming addiction.

The aim of the project is to provide the young people that access the charity’s services with the opportunity to experience day excursions and activities that they may not be able to do so at home. The Manx Lottery Trust funding will support a comprehensive 12-month activity programme, which includes an Easter Party and Easter Egg Hunt, in-house cinema club, excursions to the Wildlife Park, and activities such as playing with the newly purchased parachute, craft workshops and day trips on the Steam Railway. The grant will also enable the charity to provide families with vouchers for family meals and trips to the cinema.

Thea Ozenturk, CEO of Motiv8, commented: ‘At Motiv8 we are committed to helping our service users make positive changes in their lives. We take a holistic family systems approach to our work, and this extends beyond the service user to their families including children, who can also be impacted. This programme will provide the families under our care with the opportunity to do things that many of us take for granted.

‘The grant will go a long way in helping us to support many more children, young people and families across the Isle of Man and we are very grateful to the Manx Lottery Trust, our volunteers, and donors for making this project possible.’

Manx Lottery Trust Chairman, Sarah Kelly, added: ‘The Manx Lottery Trust are thrilled to be supporting Motiv8 with their 12-month excursion and activity-based programme aimed at the young people under their care, which will support many families across the Island.’

This grant is from the Manx Lottery Trust’s Smaller Grants Programme. Manx Lottery Trust has been delegated to distribute National Lottery money from The National Lottery Community Fund. To find out more, head to: www.mlt.org.im/