The Whitley Fund for Nature is a fundraising and grant-giving nature conservation charity offering recognition, training and grants to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders across the Global South.
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK-registered charity that champions outstanding grass- roots leaders in nature conservation across the Global South. This year the charity is marking its 25th anniversary. The Whitley Awards are prestigious international prizes presented to individuals in recognition of their achievements in nature conservation. Each award winner receives a prize worth £40,000 in project funding over one year. The charity’s patron, HRH The Princess Royal, presents the awards annually at a special ceremony in London. • During their trip to London for the awards, finalists have the opportunity to meet the judges, WFN’s trustees including Sir David At- tenborough, and patron HRH The Princess Royal. They participate in professional media and speech training, attend networking receptions with leading conservation organisations, meet WFN donors and are interviewed by the media. The associated publicity of winning a Whitley Award puts a spotlight on their important work, boosting profile both in the UK and winner’s home countries. @WhitleyAwards
Find, recognise and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries.
Champion and repeat fund the most effective winners.
Support the replication and growth of effective conservation solutions.
Raise awareness of the work of winners and spread the message that we can all make a difference to the conservation of wildlife and wild places.
Their winners are local environmental heroes who lead projects with passion, harnessing the best available science on which to act. Through them WFN supports work rooted in community involvement that is pragmatic and creates lasting impact.