Call for Applications

2015 Ashden International Awards for Sustainable Energy (£60,000 Prize)

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Application Deadline: November 4 2014

Ashden rewards innovative enterprises and programmes that deliver , or play a key part in enabling the delivery of, renewable energy and energy efficiency at the local level , and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits.

In 2015 Ashden will make up to six International Awards.

One Gold Award will have a prize fund of £40,000 and the others will win prize funds of £20,000

  • Prize money of £20,000; one International Gold Award of £40,000
  • National and international media exposure
  • Tailored support to help you expand your work
  • Access to new networks and investors

Who can apply for an Ashden International Award?

Businesses, NGOs, social enterprises and government organisations are all eligible.

The application can be for a specific renewable energy or energy efficiency programme or enterprise or building or for a specific product or service.

This may be the whole work of an organization or part of it.

The work must be proven on the market and have been delivered for at least one year.

The work must be delivered in at least one of the UN’s developing regions of Africa,
Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia (excluding Japan) and Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand) and can be in rural or urban areas.

High-income countries in these regions, as defined by the World Bank, are not eligible to apply.

Who should be applying for a different Ashden Award?

Any organisation based in the UK, Belgium or France should check if they are eligible for our UK, School or Sustainable Travel Awards (see for details)


What happens if you win an Award

As an Ashden Award winner, you will be:

Invited to London at Ashden’s expense for a final interview to choose the Gold Award winner and
to take part in our International Conference, Awards Ceremony and other activities. Winning an Ashden Award is contingent on taking part in the interview and other Awards week activities.

Asked to agree with the International Programme Manager what you will spend the prize fund
on and any business support you may require.

Required to provide and update monitoring data about the progress of your work after six months,
one year, two years and three years


Apply Now:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy


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