The 2023
Ashden Awards

Powering a fairer future 

Applications for 2023 are now closed

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Supercharging climate innovation in the UK and low-income countries

For over 20 years, the Ashden Awards have been uncovering and spotlighting the world’s next climate champions. Through grant prizes of up to £25,000, as well as ongoing development support, our awards accelerate climate innovation – helping businesses, charities, governments and others power up their impact in the UK and low-income countries. 

We back organisations that advance social justice while lowering emissions, with a particular focus on the power of climate action to improve jobs, skills and livelihoods. Winners and finalists enjoy grants, publicity and priceless new connections- as well as endorsement from globally-recognised climate experts. Meet our past winners here.

Key dates

applications open

18 January2023

Applications CloseD

8 March 2023



Finalists announced


Winners announced at award ceremony


From grassroots to global action

Ashden supports proven climate innovation in the UK and developing countries – because on-the-ground solutions will drive the system changes our planet needs. 

For two decades the Ashden Awards have accelerated the most exciting climate innovators. We support organisations to win investment, secure partnerships, scale up and inspire others. We believe a safe and fair low carbon future is possible, if trailblazing ideas get the backing they deserve.

Are you a 2024 winner?

Ashden winners come in all shapes and sizes. We don’t reward the biggest organisations or slickest marketing pitches – we’re looking for passion, potential and commitment to our values. We’ve put winners on stage at the COP climate talks and in global media. Where could an Ashden Award take your organisation?

Bringing powerful stories to a global audience

Past speakers at our awards ceremonies include Sir David Attenborough, Al Gore, Wangari Maathai,  former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado. Live streaming takes our events to a global audience.

2022 London ceremony

Presented by broadcast meteorologist Laura Tobin, joined by Brian Eno and Mariama Kamara Founder & Director of Similing Through Light

A photo of Laura Tobin hosting the 2022 Ashden Awards.
A photo of Brian Eno talking at the 2022 Ashden Awards
A photo of Mariama Kamara, guest speaker at the 2022 Ashden Awards ceremony

2022 Nairobi ceremony

Keynote speaker was Kenyan environmentalist Wanjira, joined by Jane Kimani, Director of East Africa Operations at Angaza, Amer Alkayed Steering Committee Member from Global Refugee Led Network; Julius Court, British Deputy High Commissioner; and Pamela Sittoni from the Nation Media Group.

A photo of woman speaking at the Nairobi 2022 Ashden Award ceremony.
A photo of one of Ashden's trustees speaking at the 2022 Nairobi Ashden Award ceremony
a photo of a male speaking at the 2022 Nairobi Ashden Award ceremony

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