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.


Cambridge AgTech company announces partnership to develop next stages of the AGRIinsight plat

Allia Serious Impact alumni AGRIinsight Ltd announces a major partnership with Advantech Ltd and the Agricultural Council of Tanzania to accelerate the development of its innovative platform.

28 June 2018Read in full

Alex Murray, Hinton Bikes

Cambridge’s Impact Accelerator seeks start-ups

Start-ups are invited to apply for the next cohort of Cambridge’s Impact Accelerator. Entrepreneurs who are creating new businesses that look to benefit people, planet or place can apply to join the three-month, equity free Allia Serious Impact programme.

10 April 2018Read in full

Allia sponsors Cambridge News & Media Business Excellence Awards for another year

Allia together with Cambridge News & Media are delighted to announce this year’s shortlist for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards.

19 March 2018Read in full

Allia seeks tender proposals for Serious Impact Programme assessment

Allia are now seeking tender proposals from highly experienced and qualified suppliers for the provision of the summative assessment for the Serious Impact programme.

27 February 2018Read in full

From one of last year's community innovation challenges

It’s time to talk about men’s mental health - 'No man left behind'

Next Saturday (February 24th), Allia will bring together a group of 20 men at its Future Business Centre on Norfolk Street to identify solutions for encouraging men to talk more openly about their mental health.

20 February 2018Read in full

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

Serious Impact

Launch your start-up with Serious Impact

Applications are open for the January 2018 Serious Impact accelerator in Cambridge - read on to learn more and apply! Applications are open until 15 January.

4 January 2018Read in full

Serious Impact

Two-day Mixed Reality hackathon challenge in Cambridge, hosted by Allia Serious Impact

Ever wanted to try on an Oculus rift, look through a HoloLens or build something in Unity? This weekend (18th and 19th November), Cambridge will be hosting >sudo : immerse, a free weekend-long team hackathon using leading mixed reality (MR) and virtual reality (VR) tech. The weekend is the latest in a series of Challenge Weekends led by Allia’s Serious Impact programme, which supports impact innovation.

17 November 2017Read in full

Social Enterprise East of England

Celebrate Social Saturday on 14 October!

How will you be celebrating Social Saturday on 14 October?

10 October 2017Read in full

Water Connect 2017

Meet Anglian Water decision makers at Water Connect 2017

If you’re an organisation, university or researcher looking to find out more about Anglian Water’s challenges or if you are thinking of collaborating with them, upcoming events in Peterborough and London are not to be missed!

26 September 2017Read in full

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Commercial Director

Hours: We will consider applicants for this role 0.6 up to FTE position (21-35 hours per week) Salary: Up to £50,000 pro rata (...

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
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Director of Ventures

Hours: We will consider applicants for this role 0.6 up to FTE position (21-35 hours per week) Salary: Up to £50,000 pro rata (...

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000
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