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Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy

Awards for excellent, practical, and innovative schemes of sustainable energy in the UK and in the developing world

Principal Office: UK

The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are an annual competition to identify and reward organizations which carry out excellent, practical, and innovative schemes of sustainable energy at a local level in the UK and in the developing world.

Ashden provides UK awards separately from the international awards.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Awards. An Ashden Award is for a specific project, program, product, or service. It can also refer to the entire work of an organization.

Past winners of Ashden Awards include projects in solar, wind, hydro, biomass, biogas, fuel-efficient stoves, and energy efficiency.

Awards can be made to businesses, NGOs, social enterprises, and government organizations.

The Ashden Awards offer a package of benefits in addition to prize money (up to £20 thousand). These benefits include publicity and longer-term development support.

About the awards

APPLICATION: Each year, Ashden Awards posts information on its website to announce the number of awards it will offer; the energy themes and categories to be recognized; the amount of the financial prizes for the awards; and the calendar of deadlines.

Applications are made in two stages. Interested organizations download a form to express their interest in applying for an award. Completed forms are returned to Ashden before a specified calendar deadline. Ashden then invites a limited number of organizations to submit full proposals.

Applications can be submitted in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.

About how to apply

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Ashden’s website includes a searchable database of award winners.