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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

Workspace

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.

Support

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.

Finance
Amplify your impact with Allia’s new founder’s club
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Amplify your impact with Allia’s new founder’s club

The last 18 months have caused a new kind of anxiety for small business and start-up founders. One of the key things we’ve been hearing about is a lack of engagement outside their founder ‘bubbles’. People haven’t been networking; they haven’t been chatting over coffee or meeting at the water cooler and thus have missed the opportunity to meet new contacts.

Check out our programmes launching this summer!

We’re busy at Allia Future Business Centres with lots of recruitment for our business support programmes across all locations!

Our free business support programmes started running in 2013 and are now delivered across East London, Peterborough and Cambridge. Our programmes are designed to help entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground, help small businesses and start-ups to grow and scale, and help ventures to create positive impact in social and environmental innovation.

Check out our programmes launching this summer!
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