The application process for the 2018 Ashden Awards is now open

On 14 June 2018, 10 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future.

Why apply for an Ashden Award?

  • Award of up to £20,000
  • National and international media exposure
  • Tailored support to develop your work even further
  • Media materials to help you tell your story

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What we're looking for

In 2018 we will be awarding work that fits into the following categories and also meets the key criteria listed below. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. We will consider your application in categories other than the ones you have indicated if we feel they fit your work more closely.

  • Finance and business innovation for delivering sustainable energy: Organisations or enterprises accelerating access to sustainable energy through innovation
  • Sustainable cities and buildings: Organisations working in the built environment to rapidly decarbonise towns and cities
  • Sustainable transport and mobility: Innovative enterprises or programmes that are improving access to sustainable mobility services for those who currently have poor access
  • Powering business: Enterprises or programmes which provide and/or use clean energy or energy efficiency in the provision of goods and services through business activities
  • Energy access frontiers: Organisations improving energy access in areas where the market for sustainable energy products and services is underdeveloped and energy access penetration is low
  • Sustainable energy and health: Organisations enabling the use of sustainable forms of energy to make a direct improvement to people’s health or to support the provision of health services

Deadline is 7 November 2017 at 11.59pm GMT.