How to apply

Before applying

Please read the eligibility criteria, see what previous winners have achieved, and have a look at some of SEED Case Studies on Critical Success Factors and Key Performance Indicators to help you to understand what kind of Award Winners we are looking for.

There are two ways to apply for a 2018 SEED Low Carbon Award:

HowToApply Online




Please note that the 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards are only open to the applicants from the following countries,



 The Call for Applications for the 2018 SEED Awards are open until 03 April 2018.


 SEED Application Process

Stage 1: Submission of application form    (Deadline: 03 April)

Application forms have to be submitted before the deadline. Late submissions cannot be considered. 

There are two ways to apply for a SEED Low Carbon Award:

  1. Apply online here (preferred method)
  2. Download the offline application form here

Stage 2: Selection of shortlisted applicants    (End of April) 

An internal selection team will process the applications in order to compile a shortlist of the most promising enterprises. The shortlisting process will be through careful consideration of each application against each of the eligibility criteria.

Stage 3: Submission of additional information    (May) 

Enterprises selected as one of the shortlisted candidates will be contacted by SEED. They will be requested to provide the following additional information in order to help the jury select the Award Winners:

  • a business & financial plans (even if it is only a draft);
  • a letter from each partner explaining their role and their relationship to the lead organisation;
  • 3 references from people in external organisations or roles that are familiar with the enterprise and/or the individuals leading the enterprise
  • photographs and any other relevant visual material to help us to understand the enterprise activities better

Stage 4: Winner selection    (Early June) 

Based on the applications and the additional information, Winners will be selected by an international jury of external experts in sustainable development. SEED will conduct due diligence tests and authenticate the information before the winners are finally selected.

SEED will notify all applicants of the results. The winners will also be announced on the SEED website.

SEED Support Process

All SEED Winners are profiled nationally and regionally and will most likely be honoured at the UN High Level Political Forum in New York. Once Winners are selected, the SEED Winners will receive tailored business support based on their needs during the 6-month period from July to December 2018.

Click here to find out more about the support package SEED Award Winners receive.


For any queries, please contact SEED Team at  or contact  by phone (+49 89 248830714) or fax (+49 89 248830770).

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