Ashden International Awards 2024 for Green Entrepreneurs from Developing Nations (£25,000 Prize)

The 2024 Ashden climate prizes are currently accepting applications for initiatives that promote green skills and training, address injustice, and empower communities. Winners receive rewards of up to £25,000 in funding. The Ashden Awards provide great climate solutions with attention, grants, and connections. Whether it’s powering off-grid villages, greening cities, or repairing the natural environment, the winners are working to create a more equitable and sustainable zero-carbon future.

The Ashden Awards are open to the public and free to enter. Winners receive a monetary grant, access to donors, and a promotional film about their work. As part of the Ashden network, all finalists gain publicity and opportunity.

Eligibility

  • Businesses, NGOs, government organisations, social enterprises and community groups are all eligible. Work must be currently available to clients, customers or beneficiaries.
  • To be shortlisted and win an award, all applicants must satisfy these eligibility criteria:
  • The work submitted for an award must be currently available to customers, clients or beneficiaries.
  • The applicant must show an innovative approach in their work.
  • The applicant’s work must have the potential to create significant impact. This might be achieved by their growth as an organisation, or the replication of their innovation around the world. Applicants must be willing to work with Ashden and others to achieve this goal. ‘Significant’ impact could be a large reduction in emissions, a mitigation or adaptation action that addresses a serious threat to people’s wellbeing, or a transformation in people’s quality of life – particularly the most marginalized.  ​
  • The applicant must show good governance and management. We are looking for efficient use of funds and a strong plan to generate further income, whether from sales, grants or any other source. Organisations can be for profit or not-for-profit. Winners must have sustainability embedded in their values and practices.

Benefits

  • Winning an Ashden Award brings a prize of up to £25,000 as well as ongoing development support.
  • All winners join the Ashden network – giving them the chance to connect with new partners through masterclasses, investor pitching events and introductions to influential policy makers.

How to Apply

  • Applications made in English must be completed and submitted via our online application system. A blank copy of the form is available to download in the platform before you start.
  • To apply in French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic, simply select your preferred language in the platform.

Deadline: Thursday 25 January 2024

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ashden International Awards

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