Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are globally recognised as a mark of excellence in the field of green energy.
Applications for the 2020 Ashden Awards are now closed.
Are you part of a scheme – or know of one – that’s tackling the climate emergency using natural solutions, breaking new ground in renewable energy generation, reducing energy demand, increasing access to energy, or encouraging more sustainable forms of transport?
As the urgency of the climate crisis we face becomes clearer, and deadlines for meeting targets nearer, we are looking for solutions that leave no-one behind. From fuel poverty to access to clean, affordable electricity, energy underpins good healthcare, education and employment.
- A global platform to showcase your work
- Prize fund of up to £20,000
- Communications support and media materials
- On-going tailored support to help you grow
Eligible countries: See a list of eligible countries here.
DFID has been pleased to support the International Ashden Awards for the last four years, helping game-changing, sustainable energy companies, technologies and leaders to grow their transformational work.
Gemma May Sustainable Energy Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)Meet the judges
We are particularly honoured to have won an Ashden Award as this really is the most prestigious accolade in the alternative technology area. In a rapidly changing world Ashden have consistently shown that their collective fingers are very much on the pulse of what is new and transformative.
Sam Duby, SteamaCo 2015 Award WinnerSee more from our winners
2020 Awards timeline
Longlist / Announced 03/02/2020
The longlist for the 2020 Ashden Awards will be announced in early February
Finalists / Announced 02/03/2020
If you are shortlisted we will get in touch to arrange a visit to assess your work – the visit usually lasts a whole day in the UK and 2 days for other countries. It involves someone from Ashden and sometimes a representative from the funder or partner of the award.
Ashden Awards Ceremony
Held in central London, the Awards Ceremony is a highlight of the sustainability calendar.