Strategic partners

Allia Future Business Centre Strategic Partners

A selection of the brilliant businesses that we collaborate with, and who support us in our work

Creating positive impact.

We support inspiring start-ups and small businesses that create positive impact – but we cannot do this alone. We are so grateful to the range of organisations, big and small, who work with us and help us to support the ventures that are changing communities and the world for the better.

We’re always interested to talk to individuals and organisations who can work with us – so if you are interested in partnering with us, please get in touch with our Director of Ventures, Andrew Brisbin at Andrew.brisbin@allia.org.uk

Here are some of the amazing organisations we collaborate with: 

Allia Strategic Partners Hackney Council

Hackney Council

We ran a successful pilot business centre in Hackney, London for four years, and the council continue to support us to run our business support programmes, enabling us to reach small businesses and impact ventures in the area.

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European Union Development Fund

The European Regional Development Fund provides funding to organisations in EU regions to reduce economic, social and territorial inequalities. The Fund supports investments through dedicated national or regional programmes. We were awarded 3-year funding from the European Regional Development Fund to support hundreds of local businesses across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough through a range of free advice, mentoring and support programmes, and in previous years have been able to deliver programmes through earlier phases of ERDF funding.
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Tower Hamlets Council

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is working with Allia to provide grant funding to creative freelancers from the borough, which will be delivered alongside workshops and support focused on helping them to grow and develop their businesses.
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ClimAccelerator & EIT Climate-KIC

ClimAccelerator is a global programme giving start-ups access to innovate, catalyse, and scale the potential of their climate solutions. EIT Climate-KIC are Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative, working to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient society. Allia have partnered with EIT Climate-KIC to work with climate focused start-ups in the UK who have innovative solutions to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, climate-resilient world.
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DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners are a global independent fund manager who make informed and responsible investments in infrastructure assets and companies that result in attractive returns for their investors, as well as a positive impact on society. We have joined forces with DIF Capital Partners for our Accelerator Challenge – to support ambitious start-ups or social enterprises who are passionate about solving the most pressing social and environmental challenges. Their team have expertise and relationships that spans an exceptionally broad range of asset types and markets, and through their collaborative culture, they share insight, ideas, and inspiration to our founders.
Allia Strategic Partners Cambridge Council Community Grants

Cambridge City Council

We have worked with Cambridge City Council on many projects over the years. We deliver free workshops to social enterprises and charities within the city thanks to their funding, and also recently partnered with them to help them deliver Green Business Grants to businesses wanting to make climate-positive adaptations to their premises.
Allia Strategic Partners Oursky

Oursky

Oursky are an end-to-end digital product, web, and mobile app development consultancy. Their team consists of talented developers, designers, data scientists, product and project managers and QA engineers. We are delighted to work with them on our Impact Accelerator programmes where they lead some of our technical sessions and provide incredible mentorship to our cohort members.
Allia Strategic Partners Sharper Impact Capital

Shaper Impact Capital

Shaper Impact Capital is a community-led volunteer project – an impact investor newsletter and network that helps to connect thousands of impact start-ups with impact investors and angels over the globe. Shaper Impact Capital help us promote our impact ventures to investors – they help us link capital to ventures on our programmes such as our Climate Accelerator and Impact Accelerator. Some of our alumni have featured in their newsletter, showcasing their start-ups and attracting impact investors.
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UK Business Angels Association

UKBAA strive to build and connect the investment ecosystem, creating a coherent and diverse landscape for financing high-potential entrepreneurs across the UK.

We partner with UKBAA to promote impact investment, linking capital to our ventures on our programmes that are creating a positive impact.

Allia Strategic Partners Zebras Unite

Zebras Unite

Zebras Unite is a founder-created and founder-led movement that believe everyone has an equal right to imagine and create the future. Zebras Unite is an ecosystem partner who collaborate and provide resources to our founders who have a positive impact purpose.

Can you work with us as a partner?

We’re always interested to talk to individuals and organisations who can collaborate with us to support the amazing ventures we work with – so if you are interested in partnering with us, please get in touch with our Director of Ventures, Andrew Brisbin