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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

Hotlin Ompusunggu on BBC Radio 4’s Costing The Earth

Whitley Gold Award winner on Radio 4
14 March, 2017

Whitley Awards 2017 Longlist

Top 15 contenders for the Whitley Awards 2017 announced
16 February, 2017

2016 Women in Science Award

Susana Gonzales receives the “2016 Women in Science Award” from the L’Oreal Foundation and UNESCO
17 January, 2017

Winners' projects

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WFN Investment

Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
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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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