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The application period is now open - deadline 31st Oct 2016
9 August, 2016

Over £1 million awarded in grants!

WFN is pleased to announce the Whitley-Segré Conservation Fund winners
24 October, 2016
African elephant

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Talks from Kenyan Whitley Award winners on 23rd November @RGS
20 October, 2016

Tom Heap wins TV show for WFN

'Countryfile' star hits Jackpot for WFN on TV show
19 October, 2016

Outstanding winner results

Progress updates from our winners in the field
3 October, 2016

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