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Allia is a charity that helps small businesses and charities to develop, grow and achieve their impact aims, through a range of ways. From its Future Business Centres that support local business communities; its support programmes that help entrepreneurs and ventures to grow their ideas and businesses; and through advising and arranging responsible finance for charitable organisations.

Since 1999, with initiatives across the UK that include housing, cleantech and social innovation, it has helped hundreds of start-ups, small businesses and impact ventures to develop and scale, enabling significant regional employment opportunities, transforming communities and creating positive impact for people, place and planet.

How can we help you?

Are you looking for a flexible workspace and want to meet and network with like-minded people in an inspiring
business hub?

Inspiring workspace

Come and visit us in our Future Business Centres in Cambridge and Peterborough. We offer workspace, meeting rooms, networking and the opportunity to become part of an impact community


Do you need advice to help you develop and grow your business? How about a free programme of business advice, expert workshops and specialist mentoring?

Venture support

Check out our schedule of venture support programmes: they provide a range of free support to help ventures and start-ups develop and
scale their business.


Do you need development funding to help support your charity’s impact goals – and to meet impact investors interested in your mission?

Social finance

Our responsible finance team can advise on the best financial options for your organisation, to help you deliver those vital projects and developments that transform lives and communities.


Hackney Council partners with Allia to support local micro and small businesses in the borough to develop and grow

Allia has partnered with Hackney Council to provide another year of high-quality support, workshops and mentoring for 145 small and micro businesses in Hackney to help them develop, grow and achieve their impact aims.

Over 2022, Allia will run a range of programmes that will help local entrepreneurs to bring their business ideas to life; support established small businesses to grow revenue and gain more customers; and work with pre-seed or seed impact start-ups that aim to address the most pressing local and global challenges.

Hackney Council partners with Allia to support local micro and small businesses in the borough to develop and grow
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