Welcome to athena

Working together to deliver opportunities across Greater Manchester

Working with social housing providers to improve employment opportunities, the environment, and local communities.

About us

Making a difference in local communities.

Formed in 2013, by a group of local housing providers, Athena is now made up of 16 members.

Customers engaged in Athena projects

Our Projects

Our latest projects



Motiv8 an Athena-led project which was funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund ended in March 2023. Motiv8 received £17.5 million from The National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better…

free numeracy courses through Multiply


Funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, and managed by the Department of Education, to help adults aged 19+ without their GCSE Maths or equivalent. Adults across the city region who want to improve their maths/numeracy skills to increase their…

How to Join

Why become an Athena member?

As an Athena member you will benefit from working with various organisations, from across Greater Manchester, on exciting projects that will benefit both people and places.


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