About Ashoka UK & Ireland

Ashoka has spent 40 years supporting social entrepreneurs who have been using the tools of innovation and entrepreneurship to fix broken social and environmental systems. Originally outliers, these leading innovators have emerged between the cracks of the traditional institutions of government, NGOs and businesses, and have become inspiring agents for change.

Whilst Ashoka has been supporting its Fellows over the last four decades, we have also seen a profound transformation in the dynamics of the world around them. Change began to accelerate. What used to take centuries now takes decades, and what used to take decades now takes years. Trying to fix broken systems involves new challenges to embrace these complex and ever-changing dynamics. For all the great work of social entrepreneurs, we cannot rely on them alone to create the scale of solutions now needed. Indeed, to achieve the necessary scale, we need everyone to step up. This is how Ashoka defines its strategy as we enter this new world – Everyone a Changemaker. 

Our vision and understanding of the world comes from Ashoka’s experience in pioneering the field of social entrepreneurship. The Ashoka global network includes 3,700+ fellows based in more than 93 countries. These changemakers are currently implementing system-changing solutions to social, cultural and environmental challenges on a global scale. In the UK and Ireland, we're hugely proud to be supporting 80 Fellows to scale their impact, enabling society to embrace social innovation and changemaking and working to empower all young people to be changemakers.

Ashoka Venture and Fellowship

For more than 35 years, Ashoka has built and nurtured the largest network of leading social entrepreneurs in the world. After a rigorous selection process, they are introduced to a life-long fellowship, where every member is committed to championing new patterns of social good. We encourage Ashoka...
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Ashoka Changemaker Schools

Ashoka Changemaker Schools enable all students to become changemakers—young people who have the skills and confidence to change the world for the good of all.
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Ashoka Support Network

The Ashoka Support Network is a global community of committed leaders who share, support, and advocate for Ashoka’s values and vision, while unleashing their own potential as changemakers.
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Ashoka UK & Ireland
People's Mission Hall
20-30 Whitechapel Road
London
E1 1EW
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