Funding brief: In 2020 Ashden will be awarding those working to rapidly decarbonise our world, whilst improving lives. They will be looking for those working on solutions to the climate emergency, through new products, services and behaviour change. When completing your application please indicate the specific category/categories you feel are most relevant to your work. They will consider your application in categories other than the ones you have indicated if we feel they fit your work more closely.
Sustainable Cities and Buildings: This award will highlight organisations working in the built environment that are responding to the climate emergency and the lack of sufficient housing, through retrofitting buildings and developing zero carbon buildings, infrastructure and public spaces.
Sustainable Mobility:Developing urban areas suffer from excessive pollution and lack of access to transport, resulting in harm to health and reduced opportunities for work, education and leisure. This award will highlight organisations using sustainable mobility to decarbonise and provide access to safe, affordable transport.
System Innovation: Systemic change is needed if we are to achieve SDG7. This award will highlight innovation needed to achieve pace and scale of change, including the hardest to reach. They are seeking initiatives focusing on sustainable energy policy, planning and finance and work which takes an integrated, collaborative approach.
Humanitarian Energy: 131m people need humanitarian assistance today. Access to clean, reliable energy is a fundamental human need, yet provision in humanitarian settings are severely lacking. This award seeks to highlight innovations in distribution, finance and delivery which is increasing energy access.
Natural Climate Solutions: An award highlighting the role of natural systems in capturing and storing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to changes in land-use, whilst enhancing resilience and protecting people’s livelihoods.
Cooling: The need for cooling, for people and food, medicines is growing rapidly as the world heats. There is an urgent need to develop and deploy climate-friendly, affordable and efficient cooling solutions. The specific scope of this award is still to be defined but will focus on innovation within this area.
Donor Name: Ashden
Funding name: Ashden Awards 2020
Deadline: 11th, December, 2019 at 11.59pm GMT.
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● Award of up to £20,000
● National and international media exposure
● Tailored support to develop your work even further
● Media materials to help you tell your story
Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.
Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: As below
Eligibility: In general, the awards are open to any type of organisation, including businesses, social enterprises, not-for-profits and public sector. Specific awards may have individual limitations.
To be shortlisted and win an award, the applicant must:
● Have products or services currently available for customers, clients or beneficiaries. They do not reward pilot or demonstration projects.
● Be delivering, or helping to deliver, significant social and economic benefits to individuals, communities or businesses. For example, in the UK, urban or rural regeneration; improving working and living conditions; reducing fuel poverty; creating jobs and improving business practice; or improving energy security.
In developing countries, they need to see evidence of benefits, for example in terms of quality of life, health and welfare, educational facilities, food security, improving livelihoods and creating job opportunities. Eligible organisations must demonstrate fair and equitable organisational practices, including working towards gender equality. Work must respect local culture and customs.
● Be delivering, or helping to deliver, demonstrable benefits to the environment. They need to see evidence of the energy generated or saved, greenhouse gas emissions avoided/mitigated and any other benefits.
● Show an innovative approach to sustainable energy. Many Award winners use established technologies, but there must be innovative aspects to the work as a whole. These could include innovative approaches to marketing and distribution; improved financing mechanisms, training and skills development; introducing a technology to a different country or region; innovative business models. Award-winning work must add something to what past winners have shown.
● Have the capacity to create significant impact. They are looking for winners that have the potential to create significant impact in terms of sustainability, and are willing to work with Ashden after winning an award.
● Be working towards financial sustainability. They are looking for efficient use of funds and evidence that future funding is being sought, whether from sales, grants or any other source. Organisations can be for profit or not-for-profit.
● Be able to demonstrate capacity and commitment to make the use of sustainable energy more widespread. Award-winning organisations must demonstrate good governance and management, an established and continuing commitment to sustainable energy, and a willingness to work with partners, such as finance organisations and training providers.
● Be able to contribute to Ashden’s mission, which is to encourage the growth of sustainable energy systems to tackle climate change and bring social and economic benefits to millions.
In addition to these general criteria, there are also specific criteria for each award.
Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)
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