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Fernando Trujillo at the Tribeca Film Festival

Whitley Award winner, Fernando Trujillo, in A River Below at Tribeca Film Festival.

Arnaud Desbiez on BBC 2’s Hotel Armadillo

Whitley Award winner, Arnaud Desbiez, on BBC2's Hotel Armadillo
5 April, 2017

Çağan Şekercioğlu on BBC 2’s Turkey with Simon Reeve

Whitley Gold Award winner, Cagan Sekercioglu, on BBC 2's prime time documentary.
3 April, 2017

Recent Winner Achievements

News from our winners
23 March, 2017

Continuation Funding 2017

WFN's Continuation Funding programme 2017 is now open for applications
16 March, 2017

Winners' projects

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WFN Investment

Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
0£3 million£5.9 million

Click the photo to watch the WFN 20th Anniversary Film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough

The Whitley  Fund for Nature is unique. It doesn’t put its own people on the ground but seeks out local leaders who are already succeeding. It puts its money where it really counts, where every penny counts.
Sir David Attenborough, Trustee


WFN is one of the most cost effective and direct impact charities working to protect the environment.HRH The Princess Royal, Patron


This is what the Whitley Awards are all about – recognising small-scale, effective grassroots leaders and helping them expand their work.Kate Humble

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