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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, Peterborough and London: 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.

Winning prize shared between ventures at the DIF-Allia Accelerator Challenge final pitch day
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Winning prize shared between ventures at the DIF-Allia Accelerator Challenge final pitch day

Six-month programme culminates in pitch day with three winning ventures awarded

GrandNanny, a social enterprise that matches working families with midlife+ neighbours to provide rewarding jobs and reliable childcare, has been awarded £10,000 by DIF Capital for winning the DIF-Allia Accelerator Challenge, with Greater Change and Appt also being awarded £7,500 each.

Lessons from the Impact Accelerator

At Allia, we have been working with impact ventures for many years (70+ ventures and over £90 million raised by alumni). Yet we are still iterating on how we can make the Impact Accelerator more and more relevant to founders and the ecosystem as a whole.

Lessons from the Impact Accelerator
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