How much does it cost to apply for an Ashden Award?

There is no fee to apply for an award. All you will need to do is make time to complete the form, and then answer any questions we might ask you after you have submitted your form.

What’s the deadline for applications?

Applications for the 2018 Ashden Awards opened on 5 September 2017 and close at 11.59 GMT on 7 November 2017.

When will I hear if my application is successful?

You will hear between late November and early December if you have made it through the first round of assessments. The first judging meetings are then held in early February, after which you will hear if you have made it through to the Shortlist. Winners will be announced shortly before the Awards Ceremony in June.

Can I make more than one application?

Yes, you can make more than one application, providing they are for different programmes or businesses, if you are involved with more than one. Please do not submit two applications for the same work.

How do I know which category of award to apply for?

To apply for a UK Award, you must be based in the UK and your customers/clients must also be in the UK. Read our detailed information for UK applicants here.

To apply for an International Award, your customers/clients must be in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia or South-East Asia. It does not matter where your organisation’s headquarters are. Read our detailed information for International applicants here.

What will happen at the judging visit?

The visit will take up most of a day for UK, and two to three days for International. It will include meetings with key staff such as your chief executive, financial officer, the person in charge of the work submitted for an award, and other employees. It will also include seeing the work submitted in operation, usually through site visits, and meeting customers/clients.

Is there someone I can talk to about my application?

We’ll be happy to help with any enquiries you might have. Just call our Awards Coordinator on +44 (0)20 7410 7023 or email the relevant address below:

UK Awards:

International Awards:

When can I apply for an Ashden Sustainable School Award?

We are not currently in a Sustainable School Awards phase but you can find out more about our LESS CO2 schools programme here.

Can I apply for planned or future work or a pilot or demonstration project?

No. For all our Awards, the work submitted for the Award must be currently available to customers, clients or beneficiaries. Work that has been running for over a year has a better chance of meeting the Award criteria.