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The Trust has supported the Open University to manage a programme of recorded discussions between academics and artists on the subject of climate change and the arts which are available as podcasts here:

Mediating Change: Culture and Climate Change

Welcome to the Ashden Trust

Global WitnessThe Ashden Trust is a grant-making charity established in 1989 and is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts. We primarily support programmes focusing on climate change, sustainable development, or improving the quality of life in poorer communities.

You can find out more about the Trust and the kinds of projects we have supported, as well as checking whether you are eligible to apply for funding by following the links on the left hand side of this page.


Ashden Sustainable Solutions, Better Lives

Ashden promotes universal access to sustainable energy in the UK and the developing world. Through the Ashden Awards, it champions some of the world’s best green practitioners then helps them accelerate their work through its support programmes. Ashden advocates on behalf of Ashden Award winners to inspire the wider take-up of clean technologies and alternative business models that make them affordable to all.

Ashden is funded by the Ashden Trust and other leading foundations worldwide. Ashden is not a grant-making body, but you may be eligible to apply for an Ashden Award. Click on the link for more information.

Ashden Directory

The Ashden Directory provides latest news, interviews and comment on the environment and performance, and a database giving information on groups, performers and their productions. The Ashden Directory is not a grant making body. Click on the link to visit the directory.