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.
A team of organisations in Cambridgeshire have joined forces to provide six new homes for people who are homeless.
Places for People Living Plus, working in partnership with Fenland District Council, charities Allia, The Ferry Project, and New Meaning Foundation are to provide accommodation to tackle homelessness in Cambridgeshire.
Here at Allia, we talk a lot about our mission to create a positive impact for people, place and planet… But what does our team do in their personal lives to play their part in saving the planet? After all, it’s the small things that go towards making a big difference.
Ask any founder and they will list the things that make starting a business tough – working long hours yet feeling as though you lack the time to get everything done. Not knowing where to turn for help or advice plus being so busy managing the day-to-day jobs that the strategy gets left behind.
When we built our first Future Business Centre in Cambridge back in 2013, we knew there were certain organisations that needed to be part of our impact community from the start. And one of them was Cambridge Cleantech. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, the UK’s largest cleantech member organisation is growing and expanding its reach well beyond Cambridge – in fact, it has welcomed international members over the years from countries such as Israel, India, North and South America and Japan.
It’s safe to say that most organisations would like to improve their carbon footprint, reduce their emissions, and be more ‘eco-friendly’ and environmentally focused, but many don’t know where to start, or what that really involves. How much difference does it really make if one organisation turns down the heating in their offices, or encourages more staff to car-share on the way to work?
Imagine you are a creative freelancer at the start of lockdown. You have been building your business over the past few years and you know how to meet new market demands, but the dance studios, art galleries and community centres are now entirely closed.
Like a bright sunrise in January, the Climate Accelerator launch day lit Allia’s hopes for a great year ahead. Last week, the conference room at the British Antarctic Survey was filled with greetings as the Climate Accelerator cohort members gathered to pitch their ideas to each other, sharing their plans for a greener future.
Allia works with Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce to manage grant funding to local businesses.
Businesses in Cambridge can apply now for up to £10,000 grants to help reduce their energy consumption, save money and improve their productivity.