About us

Manchester Athena was formed in 2013 by housing providers in Greater Manchester to deliver training, employment and other initiatives across Greater Manchester and the North West of England to reduce inequality and poverty. Made up of 17 partners. Working together to make a positive difference to people’s lives, creating opportunities for and with our places.

Athena members are rooted deep within the Greater Manchester city region and work closely with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the GM Health and Social Care Partnership . We are all Members of the Greater Manchester Housing Providers group (GMHP) and use are collective  Experience and expertise to bring additional investment into the region. 

Our strength in working in partnership is used to support people and communities in Greater Manchester to prosper, through improved income, employment, housing and health.  

With our partners we:

  • Own 150,000 social homes
  • Have a collective spending power of £750m+
  • Employ 6000+ people, most of whom are Greater Manchester residents