Ashden Awards 2022 for Climate Innovators (up to £25,000)

Ashden Awards 2022 for Climate Innovators (up to £25,000)

Deadline: March 15, 2022

Applications are open for the Ashden Awards 2022. The Ashden Awards accelerate climate innovation, helping businesses, charities, governments and others power up their impact in the UK and low-income nations. They back organisations that advance social justice while lowering emissions.

Winners and finalists enjoy grants, publicity and priceless new connections – as well as endorsement from globally-recognised climate experts.

This year’s Ashden Awards will boost climate innovators transforming the world of work – those delivering roles and skills for the UK’s low-carbon transition and the spread of clean energy around the world, or making every job a green job.


  • Winning an Ashden Award brings a prize of up to £25,000 as well as ongoing development support, from professional mentoring to pro-bono legal help.  
  • They put winners in front of funders, investors, policymakers, journalists and others who know the unique value of an Ashden Award and the strength of their rigorous assessment process.  
  • They will create a promotional film about your work and tell your story in mainstream and specialist media, and through their growing digital channels. They’ve helped previous winners gain coverage at Sky News, The Telegraph, Times of India, Al Jazeera, New Scientist and other leading platforms. 
  • As an award winner, your views, needs and insights will be at the heart of their influential reports, toolkits and events – which shape the views of key climate decision makers. 
  • All winners join the Ashden network – giving them the chance to connect with new partners through masterclasses, investor pitching events and introductions to influential policy makers. 


  • Businesses, NGOs, government organisations, social enterprises and community groups are all eligible.
  • Work must be currently available to clients, customers or beneficiaries.

Judging Criteria

  • The work submitted for an award must be innovative. It might feature new technology, new approaches to marketing and distribution, or a new way of sharing training and skills. It might involve improved financing mechanisms or an innovative business model.  
  • Work should also have the potential to create significant impact. This impact might be a large drop in greenhouse gas emissions, raised incomes, better health, reduced inequality, or a combination of positive outcomes. Impact might be achieved by the growth of the organisation applying, or by the spread of their ideas to other organisations.  
  • Initiatives should boost resilience and be as participatory and democratic as possible – designed and run with input from the people they support, particularly marginalised groups. Applicants should also show good governance and management. 


Apply in English using the online application portal. The application portal gives you the option to answer some of the questions by recording a video message rather than filling in a form.

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For more information, visit Ashden Awards.