Charity information

Ashoka UK

Ashoka builds and cultivates a community of change leaders who see that the world now requires everyone to be a changemaker. Together, we collaborate to transform institutions and cultures worldwide so they support changemaking for the good of society.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    Over the last 10 years Ashoka UK has been building a network of the UK’s leading social innovators. We have selected 40 Ashoka Fellows who are creating systemic change in areas from climate change to housing. With the belief that social innovation extends beyond the social enterprise sector, we’ve also selected and connected networks of social innovators in schools through the ‘Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network’. This work is lead by 15 flagship ‘Ashoka Changemaker Schools’.

    The Ashoka Fellowship in the UK was valued at £1. 8m in 2016. A recent survey revealed that 68% of UK Fellows have influenced public policies, 59% are creating impact at an international level and a further 70% of the UK Fellows are considered ‘thought leaders’ in their field. Currently the Fellowship helps social entrepreneurs to reach systemic change with support in 5 key areas: network access, visibility, transformative skills, peer-to-peer community, and investment.

    Our work with Fellows and Schools is supported and developed through our network of social innovators in the business world - from individual business leaders who advise our networks, to corporations who partner with us to focus on creating communities of innovators in areas like healthcare or the fashion industry.

  • Aims

    Ashoka UK aims to:

    • The Charity's objects (the Objects) are to support and promote such one or more exclusively charitable purposes anywhere in the world as the charity shall determine.
  • Overview

    Established: September 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1113246

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 13

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 02089809416

    Address: 15 Old Ford Road, Ashoka UK E2 9PJ

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