Ashden Awards is currently inviting applications for Climate Solutions in Action in the UK in 2021.

The Ashden Awards boosts outstanding climate solutions. For more than 20 years our awards have backed radical ideas delivering lower emissions and a fairer world, with grants and development support on offer to winners and finalists.

Ashden’s mission is to accelerate transformative climate solutions and build a more just world. Its awards, events, networks and analysis support climate innovation in the UK and developing countries around the world.

Ashden is aware that on-the-ground solutions will drive the system changes our planet needs. Thus, for two decades the awards have accelerated the most exciting climate innovators and helped them to scale up their impact and inspire others.

Worth of Award

Winners receive a prize of up to £20,000 and a package of support.


  • Businesses, NGOs, government organisations, social enterprises and community groups are all eligible. Work must be currently available to clients, customers or beneficiaries.
  • The awards for green skills and green communities  are open to working in the UK.
  • While the award for climate innovation in the UK is open to working in Britain and Europe – European applicants must spend the prize money bringing their work to the UK.

The five remaining awards are only open to working in low- and middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank.

Ashden Award Categories

In the international category, there are awards for

  • Humanitarian energy
  • Natural climate solutions
  • Energy access innovation
  • Cooling in informal settlements

While in the UK category, there are awards for

  • Climate innovation in the UK
  • Green skills
  • Green communities

How to Apply

  • Apply in English using the online application portal.
  • To apply in French, Spanish or Portuguese, email [email protected] and request a form in the relevant language.

Deadline: Application entries close Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and winners will be announced in Autumn 2021 (date tbc).


Click here for more details and to apply

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