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.

Buy Social Launch

'Buy Social Corporate Challenge' launches at Downing Street

This week, Social Enterprise UK and the Cabinet Office launched the 'Buy Social Corporate Challenge' at a reception with Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson. The Challenge comprises a group of businesses who have joined forces to spend £1 billion with social enterprises by 2020.

22 April 2016Read in full


CambridgeSoup joins forces with WOUP

Following on from the success of launching CambridgeSoup in February, Allia is pleased to confirm the date of its second CambridgeSoup on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at Allia’s Norfolk Street Future Business Enterprise Centre, Cambridge.

21 April 2016Read in full


Final spaces remaining for Allia MassChallenge information evening on 3 May

Find out more about MassChallenge, the venture accelerator with a £500,000 prize fund, at Future Business Centre in under two weeks. Register now to confirm your place.

21 April 2016Read in full

Arcus & Agriinsight partner to deliver Agritech platform

Cambridge collaboration launches online platform to map agribusiness in Africa

AGRIinsight Ltd and Arcus Global, alumni of Allia Future Business Centre in Cambridge, have announced a new partnership to provide an online mapping platform to support agribusiness investment in the developing world.

13 April 2016Read in full


Free finance workshop provides advice and guidance for entrepreneurs

A free Accounting & Finance workshop organised by Watermill Accounting at Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge, will invite expert speakers to offer guidance and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs.

5 April 2016Read in full

Cambridge Soup

CambridgeSoup searches for pitchers

Inspired by the success of SundaySoup projects across the globe, CambridgeSoup offers a platform for local individuals, businesses or community groups to share and gather support for their new ideas to make a positive impact on people or the planet.

5 April 2016Read in full

Retail Charity Bonds

CAF Retail Charity Bond raises £20m

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Retail Charity Bond has closed early after just one week, having raised £20 million. The offer saw strong demand from both institutional and retail investors and closed over-subscribed.

4 April 2016Read in full

Mass Challenge

Allia brings MassChallenge accelerator for start-ups and SMEs to Cambridge

Allia will be welcoming internationally acclaimed accelerator programme MassChallenge, which offers expert mentoring, support and a share of a £500,000 equity-free investment fund to start-ups and SMEs, to Allia Future Business Centre, Cambridge, on Tuesday 3 May.

28 March 2016Read in full

Apply now: Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Allia is excited once again to be sponsoring the Social Entrepreneurship category of the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards. The deadline for submissions to the 2016 awards is Friday January 22nd.

5 January 2016Read in full

“The People’s Monach” by Helen Marshall, Gatwick

Allia needs 3500 photos for an art installation

Allia is delighted that famous British artist Helen Marshall will create a huge public art installation for the Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge.

24 July 2015Read in full

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