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Supporting Scotland’s vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.


The Ashden Awards reward organisations that deliver sustainable energy at the local level, and through this bring social, economic and environmental benefits. Work should be innovative and have the potential to create a significant impact. Initiatives should boost resilience and be as participatory and democratic as possible.

Award categories open to organisations in the UK are:

  • Ashden Award for Energy Innovation
  • Ashden Award for Skills in Low Carbon Sectors
  • Ashden Award for Greening All Work

International award categories are:

  • Ashden Award for Energising Refugee Livelihoods
  • Ashden Award for Energy Access Skills
  • Ashden Award for Energising Agriculture

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Geographical areas funded: UK

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Who can apply

Businesses, NGOs, government organisations, and social enterprises (both for-profit and not-for-profit, including community groups) are all eligible.

When to apply

Applications for the 2023 Ashden Awards were open from 18 January to 8 March 2023.

How to apply

There is a two-stage application process. Submit an expression of interest online via the Ashden Awards website.

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Activites funded: Environment Energy

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