These awards recognise renewable energy projects in the UK and the developing world, promoting local, sustainable energy.
The aim of the Ashden Awards is to promote the widespread use of local, sustainable energy, because of the environmental, social and economic benefits this provides. The awards reward outstanding and innovative renewable energy projects in developing countries and in the UK, with funding for future developments.
Through the scheme and related activities, these awards aim to persuade policymakers, funders and the wider public to recognise renewable energy efficiency as a crucial tool for addressing the urgent global issues of climate change, pollution and energy supply, as well as the social and economic needs of local communities across the globe.
The Ashden Award for International Development 2020 prize package is as follows:
The Ashden Award for Cities 2020 prize package is as follows:
In general, the awards are open to any type of organisation, including businesses, social enterprises, not-for-profits and public sector.
The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2020 awards is 11 December 2019.