Apply to the Ashden Award


The annual Ashden Awards is open for application! Don’t hessite and apply today for this brilliant opportunity to gain instant visibility in the cleantech sector. One of the world’s top sustainability awards could be only a few clicks away.

What are the Ashden Awards?


The Ashden Awards accelerate climate innovation, helping businesses, charities, governments and others power up their impact in the UK and low-income nations. We back organisations that advance social justice while lowering emissions. Winners and finalists enjoy grants, publicity and priceless new connections – as well as endorsement from globally-recognised climate experts.


This year’s Ashden Awards will boost climate innovators transforming the world of work – those delivering roles and skills for the UK’s low-carbon transition and the spread of clean energy around the world, or making every job a green job.


For 20 years, we have supported the brigthest pathfinders and pioneers – this year, let us help you on your journey.




  • A prize of £10,000 or £25,000 each, depending on which award you


  • Prestige of winning one of the world’s top sustainability awards. The rigour of our assessment process is well known to investors, policymakers, academics and other experts in the sustainable energy and climate change sector around the world.


  • Membership of an alumni network of Ashden Award winners, which facilitates learning and opportunities to create productive partnerships.


  • Opportunities to present your work to large and influential audiences at the Ashden Awards Ceremony and other Ashden events.


  • The chance to have your work profiled in regional, national, international and specialist media. Ashden’s communication team works to get winners exposure in newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and on a wide range on online platforms. This continues long after the award ceremony – Ashden regularly secures coverage for winners months and even years after they win their award.


  • Promotional material including photographs, print material and broadcast quality video for winners to use in their own marketing efforts.


  • Where it can have a significant impact, tailored support from our programme team to grow or replicate your work: this can include professional mentoring, training, help raising finance and investment, and media and communications support.


  • Where it can have significant impact, introductions to influential policy and decision makers, and an opportunity to make your voice heard.


  • We also seek to integrate UK-based winners into our Sustainable Towns and Citiesprogramme of work, where we embed our winners’ approaches into policy and practice. Our widely used resources for local authorities such as a climate action co-benefits toolkit, and our Learning Out Loud pages feature many of our alumni. We also regularly showcase our winners at our regional local authority learning workshops, and our network of city region sustainability lead officers.


  • Additionally, there is opportunity for our winners to participate in a programme of free masterclasses which help them to get to grips with a wide range of practical issues. This can be anything from customer experience, developing a communications strategy or getting investment ready.


Please note, Cambridge Cleantech and Ashden are two separate organizations, Cambridge Cleantech does not have any influence on the results of the Awards.