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)|
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
The pioneer of the social investment movement, Sir Ronald Cohen, helped launch the public fundraising campaign for the Future Business Centre – Cambridge’s first purpose-built incubation centre to help social and environmental businesses start up and succeed.
27 March 2013Read in full
The Future Business Centre, due to open in October this year, is a different kind of enterprise hub; more than just a set of workspaces for rent, it will be a place where people will be encouraged to establish and grow their businesses while providing a social or environmental benefit. It now seeks expressions of interest from potential operators for its Cafe, which will be located in the heart of the Future Business Centre.
7 March 2013Read in full
The first public opportunity to invest in a social impact bond launches today, giving retail investors a unique opportunity to invest in making a positive social impact that will repay capital plus a variable return according to success. Offered by Allia, a charitable social investment organisation, the Future for Children Bond will invest into the social impact bond (SIB) for Essex County Council to improve the life outcomes of children at risk of going into care.
4 February 2013Read in full