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.

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Improve your company’s green credentials and profitability with a free energy audit

The Business Energy Advice for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (BEE-CP) scheme delivers free independent energy advice and grant funding to businesses in the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area over the next two years.

24 January 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

Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards

Final week for Social Entrepreneurship nominations

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

Start a Business

Start a business and make a difference in 2017

Make 2017 the year your start-up gets going, with free support from Allia's Serious Impact to start a business with purpose.

10 January 2017Read in full

Social Enterprise Award 2017

Nominate your venture for Social Enterprise of the Year 2017

Allia is pleased to once again be sponsoring the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards for Social Enterprise of the Year in 2017.

6 January 2017Read in full

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Allia’s charitable bond programme for Scotland issues £5million for affordable housing

Allia Impact Finance, part of the Allia charitable organisation, has allocated further funding from its charitable bond programme for Scotland, which will enable 80 affordable homes to be built in Dumfries.

12 December 2016Read in full

Baroness Stedman-Scott officially opens the Innovation Lab

State-of-the-art Innovation Lab opens at Future Business Centre Peterborough

Virtual reality, drones and computer control systems are among the state-of-the-art facilities now available for use by entrepreneurs, engineers and inventors at virtually no cost, thanks to an exciting new resource that opens today (Friday) at the Allia Future Business Centre in Peterborough. It offers outstanding design, prototyping and testing facilities.

2 December 2016Read in full


Innovative Multiple Sclerosis treatment receives £1m funding boost

Cambridgeshire based impact venture LIFNano have been awarded £1m funding by Innovate UK in the Biomedical Catalyst competition, 2016.

24 November 2016Read in full

Tech Nation 2017

Have your say on the future of tech in Tech Nation 2017 survey

Members of the local tech community are invited to share their views in the latest Tech Nation survey.

24 November 2016Read in full

Social Enterprise Place

Cambridgeshire awarded Social Enterprise Place status

Today (November 17th), national Social Enterprise day, it was announced that Cambridgeshire had been awarded coveted “Social Enterprise Place” status, one of only 20 such areas in the UK.

17 November 2016Read in full

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Commercial Director

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