Applications open for free business support programmes to help grow your social or environmental start-up

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Could you use free business support to grow your start-up? Is your business or solution focused on creating social or environmental change - and do you need help to create more impact?

Allia writes:

Applications are open for our new Impact Accelerator programmes in both Cambridge and Peterborough - offering six months of hands-on, intensive support and coaching to take your impact business to a new level.

Regular one-to-ones and check-ins with a team of expert mentors, coaches and advisors will help accelerate your growth and open up new opportunities with talent, investors and suppliers.

Read more on the Impact Accelerator webpage and apply now - the programme will start in early February.

Allia is dedicated to helping founders and innovators to create solutions that respond to some of our greatest challenges in society, the environment and the economy, especially where these have been made worse by COVID-19.

Whether your efforts are specific to ’building back better’ or if your company is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Impact Accelerator can help you develop it further. Ventures on our programmes work in areas including (but not limited to):

  •     Health & wellbeing
  •     Care of the elderly
  •     Job creation & resilient communities
  •     Education & skill development
  •     Inequality across education, health, and others
  •     Social housing and homelessness
  •     Social & eco housing
  •     Zero or negative carbon solutions & clean–tech innovations
  •     Agri–tech, environmental management and biodiversity

We are looking for founders operating in, living in, or able to occasionally travel to Cambridge or Peterborough. All of our Future Business Centres are Covid-secure, operating in accordance with government guidelines on minimising risk. However, until the current restrictions are lifted, we expect the sessions to take place virtually.

The Impact Accelerator programmes in Cambridge and Peterborough are part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Contact us at or visit the website at for more information.


Allia is a not-for-profit organisation that supports businesses - through flexible workspace, social finance and free business support - so that they can grow and create positive impact, on their communities and on the planet.

Allia Ltd