Ashden International Award for Sustainable Energy

Deadline: 23.59 GMT, 4 November 2014
Open to: international businesses, NGOs, social enterprises and government organisations
Grant: five awards of GBR £20.000 and one Gold Award in excess of GBR £40.000


Ashden is a charity that supports the pioneers in sustainable energy to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. They believe that sustainable energy is the biggest challenge – and the biggest opportunity – of our time. They think that the best in sustainable energy and show the world its potential to improve lives, boost economic growth and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world. The Ashden rewards are 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.


They are accepting applications from Businesses, NGOs, social enterprises and government organisations. The research project must:

  • Be proven on the market and have been delivered for at least one year;
  • 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. Here you can see the eligible countries;
  • 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 organisation or part of it.


Asheden will provide 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 each. If your project wins one of these awards you will also:

  • 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.


Application deadline is 23.59 GMT, 4 November 2014. You can submit your application via the online platform provided here.

For more information please visit the official webpage

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