Grow Your Business- Dedicated to social enterprises and charities

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Specialist support to help your organisation thrive and grow

Who is this programme for?

Open to all social enterprises, charities and impact organisations in Cambridgeshire who are looking to grow. Our free, programme designed to help grow your business, increase revenue and create local employment opportunities. 

We’re welcoming applications from organisations across Cambridgeshire, including: Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Ely, Wisbech, March, St. Neots and St. Ives. 

The offer

Our programme focuses on helping you increase business growth and create employment for local people. By helping to create more opportunity and employment locally, we hope to encourage a thriving community. We can help you to grow through:

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“We’ve just completed Grow Your Business and am so pleased I signed up. The sessions were on a wide variety of topics, all essential to a small, but expanding business. The team were inspirational and getting access to their expertise was like gold dust. I was in a phase where I need to pivot – the programme came at a brilliant time and has massively clarified my thinking. I can’t recommend it enough!.”

Mark Newey
Founder of Headucate

Important stuff

Still have questions?

If you’d like more information about the programme please get in touch with the team at or sign up to our newsletter to hear about future programmes.

Supported by 

Our programmes are fully funded so free for you to access. This project is part-funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Working in partnership with 


We’re welcoming applications from social enterprises, charities and impact organisation from across Cambridgeshire, including: Cambridge, Peterborough, Huntingdon, Ely, Wisbech, March, St. Neots and St. Ives. 

Applicants must be living in, operating in or benefiting these areas. 

We provide 3 months of specialist support and the tools to help your local business thrive and grow. If you want to grow your business, we provide expert support to fit around your busy schedule to help you achieve growth, gain more revenue and customers, and create employment.

We select businesses that are doing great things in their local area – and have a strong desire to grow, and (hopefully) create employment in the long run!
What you put in is what you get out. We aren’t able to Grow Your Business unless you apply the lessons learned in workshops and throughout our 1-1s. If you are seriously dedicated to achieving something, we will be there all the way with you to help you accelerate your growth.

You should expect to dedicate one ‘2 hour slots’ a week for the 3-month duration of the programme, as well as to be keen to do homework outside of this to scale up your business! The course time slots vary by location based on cohort availability but we intend workshops will be held on a Wednesday 10am-12pm. You also have the opportunity to attend optional clinics on occasional Thursdays from 10am-12pm where can come together with your cohort and the wider Allia Community to share ideas, collaborate with other founders and dedicate time to work on your own business.  

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Other programmes

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Need workspace?

Have a look at what we offer at our Future Business Centre, from co-working to meeting rooms