Allia Ltd

Allia Ltd

Allia is a charity that supports individuals and organisations who create social benefit.

Address: Future Business Centre Cambridge, King's Hedges Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB4 2HY
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)

Allia amplifies impact for people, place and planet

Allia is an independent not for profit with a social mission, dedicated to helping impact organisations and initiatives to grow through inspiring workspaces, effective support and innovative social finance.

Allia has been at the forefront of impact since its foundation in 1999 finding innovative ways to tackle unemployment, enterprise and social housing with pioneering products. Our work has helped 1000s of people into work, out of debt and to establish enterprises driven by more than profit. But we can’t create change alone.

Our world needs effective solutions and new thinking to solve the most pressing global and local challenges. Organisations and individuals that aim to make positive change and address these challenges – impact ventures and impact entrepreneurs – can transform peoples’ lives. Allia recognises that they need the right kind of support and we are dedicated to helping them set up, grow and develop through inspiring workspaces effective support and innovative social finance. We call it amplifying impact.

We are dedicated to helping impact organisations and initiatives to grow through:

  • Inspiring workspaces at our Future Business Centres – the UK’s leading spaces for impact entrepreneurs
  • Effective support through our Serious Impact programme – helping impact entrepreneurs innovate, start up, grow and scale
  • Innovative social finance through Allia Impact Finance – innovative investment and social finance to help charities and organisations deliver greater impact

Find out more about what we do or contact us to learn more.

Greensleeves Care, Allia Retail Charity Bond for £33m in 2017

Allia issues over £250 million in bonds to support charities and impact ventures

More than a quarter of a billion pounds has been raised by Cambridge not-for-profit Allia – with half that sum (£125 million) being issued in 2017 alone. Finance raised over the years is helping to tackle global and local issues such as unemployment, climate change, social exclusion and affordable housing.

30 January 2018Read in full

The new Allia Future Business Centre in Hackney

Allia opens new business centre for entrepreneurs in East London

Over 100 entrepreneurs, investors and mentors joined guest speaker Peter Cowley to celebrate the launch of Allia’s new Future Business Centre in Hackney, East London last week.

7 July 2017Read in full

Peterborough’s Allia Future Business Centre hosts >Sudo Hack 201

New hackathon team challenge aims for social impact

This weekend, Peterborough’s Allia Future Business Centre hosts the first 32-hour challenge to build a Smart City using the Internet of Things.

21 June 2017Read in full

Seminar sheds light on crowdfunding

Seminar sheds light on crowdfunding

Anyone interested in raising finance for their business idea using crowdfunding – equity, debt and reward – will benefit from attending a free seminar on Wednesday 17 May (10am – 12.30pm) at Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge.

5 May 2017Read in full

International Womens Day logo

Inspiration, advice and hopes for the future: #InternationalWomensDay #BeBoldforChange

Six impact ventures, lead by eight inspiring female entrepreneurs, share the changes they would like to see in 2017 and the advice they would offer other women thinking about starting a business.
Here’s what they had to say...

8 March 2017Read in full

Mike Greene, Entrepreneur in Residence, Allia Serious Impact

Failure breeds success: Mike Greene's guest blog for Allia

In the second of a series of Guest Blogs for Allia Serious Impact, Mike Greene talks about a topic, and a piece of advice, that has helped define his career. Borrowing the title from his book Failure breeds success, here Mike shares advice for aspiring entrepreneurs on facing failure, and growing from the experiences.

27 February 2017Read in full

Tech for Good education

What is the future of technology in the Education sector?

Come along to Tech for Good at Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge this Wednesday (1 March, 6.30-8.30pm) - a free, informal meetup for everyone interested in using technology to create positive impact.

27 February 2017Read in full

Diverted traffic sign - Cambridge Hack

Cambridge Hack - 2 days, 1 problem: how do we reduce congestion in Cambridge?

City traffic, congestion, roadside air quality and lack of parking are problems that have plagued Cambridge residents for years. From the City Deal to underground roads, it’s hard to imagine a solution that hasn’t already been suggested.

21 February 2017Read in full

tech for good logo

TECH for GOOD returns to Cambridge

The first Cambridge TECH for GOOD of 2017 will take place on Wednesday 1 March, from 6.30pm, at Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge. This time the popular meetup will tackle the question: what does TECH for GOOD look like in the Education Sector?

8 February 2017Read in full


Ageing Fit Convention 2-3 February, Lille, France

Allia is working on a collaborative project with partners in France, Holland and Belgium to find ways to help older people stay in their homes longer, safely and independently. If you want to learn more, or have a solution to share, get in touch, or come ro AgeingFit - the convention for accelerating innovation in the silver economy.

23 January 2017Read in full

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