The Ashden Awards

Supercharging climate innovation in the UK and Global South

The Ashden Awards bring publicity, grants and connections to outstanding climate solutions. Whether powering up off-grid communities, greening cities, or regenerating the natural world, our winners work to build a fairer and better zero carbon future.

Could you enter our awards, boost their impact with partnership and financial support, or join us as we celebrate groundbreaking climate pioneers?

The 2023 Ashden Awards:
shortlists revealed

Powering our Future:
the shortlist

Our 2023 awards are boosting access to clean, affordable energy in the Global South and energy innovation in the UK.

Meet the bright sparks raising incomes, tackling hunger, and supporting women and young people with renewable energy innovation, as well as lowering emissions and fuel bills .

Growing a Regenerative Economy: the shortlist

This year’s awards are also boosting nature-based climate solutions. In the UK we’re supporting future farmers and people-powered climate adaptation projects, while our natural climate solutions award recognises the vital work of Indigenous Communities.

For Ashden, regeneration means challenging today’s broken systems and letting a new relationship between people and planet flourish. Working from fields to forests, we’ve found an outstanding crop of pioneers.

Are you an Ashden Award winner?

We’ve helped past winners and finalists earn investment and global media coverage, and connect with policymakers, partners and funders. The Ashden Awards are free to enter, and offer a cash prize of up to £20,000.  We’re proud to create opportunities for our innovators years after their award win, through the Ashden network. 

Entries for this year’s awards are now closed, but you can already register your interest for our 2024 prizes.


Our past winners:

explore a world of climate innovation

Awards at the
heart of our work

Our policy work creates opportunities for proven climate solutions, including those discovered through our awards, to thrive. Insights gathered through the awards give us a unique and valuable perspective on tackling the biggest climate challenges.


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