Allia is a charity that supports individuals and organisations who create social benefit.
|Address:||Future Business Centre Cambridge, King's Hedges Road, Cambridge|
|Membership type:||Charity <100 staff (£50+VAT pa)|
Our purpose is to make a positive impact on society by supporting individuals and ventures who create social benefit. We do that in three ways: through social innovation, through social finance and through workspace and enterprise support.
More than just an office, our Future Business Centres in Cambridge and Peterborough are spaces for innovative social and environmental businesses to thrive, where people who want to change the world through enterprise can grow their venture, amongst like-minded organisations.
We provide support for social ventures at every stage of development with affordable workspace, business advice, events and a sense of community that provides the opportunity to work amongst like-minded organisations.
Allia is a pioneer in creating social finance funding mechanisms to help finance the growth of social ventures that aim to make a positive impact on people, planet or place. Our firsts include Retail Charity Bonds for larger charities and Charitable Bonds to raise grant funding for charitable projects. Since 1999 and to this day we encourage a wide range of individuals, corporates, voluntary and public sector organisations to use their investment money for social good.
Retail Charity Bonds opens up a new dimension of borrowing for UK charities, enabling them to raise medium term debt finance through bonds issued to retail and wholesale investors and listed on London Stock Exchange. The platform offers charities the opportunity to access market demand for retail bonds at affordable cost, and engage with a new audience of savers and investors.
Allia’s Charitable Bond is a five-year ethical savings bond that allows investors to donate interest upfront to their chosen charity. The bonds are issued by Allia and we generate the interest by lending to a not-for-dividend social housing provider that creates homes and provides services for people who live in them.
To find out more about Investing or fundraising with our bonds, or contact us on 0845 456 2431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if there’s anything else you’d like to know about us and our charitable bonds.
Do you have an idea for a social venture? Made a start but need a boost? Social Incubator East is an intensive support programme for people with an ambition to set up or grow a business dedicated to making positive social impact. Find out more at www.socialincubatoreast.org
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does your business make a positive impact on people, planet or place? This week is your final chance to showcase your venture with the Cambridge News Social Entrepreneurship Award 2017.
17 January 2017Read in full