Ashden Awards

Awards recognising outstanding renewable energy projects in the UK and the developing world, promoting the widespread use of local, sustainable energy, because of the environmental, social and economic benefits which it can provide.

Ashden rewards 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.

Ashden International Awards

In 2017 there will be seven International Awards. The winners will receive prize funds of up to £20,000 each.

The financial awards will be counpled with:

  • national and international publicity, through the work of a specialist communications team;
  • a tailored business support programme: this can include professional mentoring, sales and technical training, and introductions to investment and grant finance;
  • a broadcast-quality short film of the award-winning work;
  • opportunities to present work to large and influential audiences at the Ashden Awards ceremony and conference;
  • membership of the network of Ashden Award winners, who are all leading practitioners in sustainable energy; and
  • the acclaim of winning a prestigious Ashden Award.

Ashden UK Awards

In 2017 there will be up to four UK Awards, each of which comes with a prize of £10,000 and the other benefits listed below.

An Ashden UK Award also brings many other benefits, such as:

  • Extensive local and national publicity, through the work of a specialist media team.
  • Tailored help from a support team to take the work further: this can include professional mentoring, training and introductions to investment and other finance where appropriate.
  • A broadcast quality video about the Award-winning work.
  • Opportunities to present work to large and influential audiences at the Ashden Awards Ceremony and other high-profile Ashden events.
  • Introductions to influential policy makers.
  • Membership of the Ashden Alumni network of Ashden Award-winners, who are all leading practitioners in local, sustainable energy.
  • The kudos of winning a prestigious Ashden Award.
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