When can I apply?
The application period for the 2013 Awards is now closed. Application for the 2014 Awards will open in July 2013.
How much funding can I apply for?
Whitley Awards are worth £35,000 GBP in conservation funding to be spent on projects over a period of one year. Up to seven Whitley Awards will be available in 2014.
How do I apply?
1. Check your eligibility
The Whitley Awards are for wildlife and nature conservation focused projects. Application to the Whitley Awards is open and applicants do not need to be nominated. Please read the Eligibility section for full details.
2. Download and complete the application form
Once you have decided to apply, simply download the Application Form AND the Guidance Notes from the links below. The Application Form cannot be completed without following these notes.
2014 Whitley Awards application forms and guidance notes will be downloadable from here in July 2013.
The Application Form is a Word document that you can save to your computer and complete in your own time. The Guidance Notes are in PDF format.
Please note the application form is only available to download during the set application period (July to October 31st). Applications made on out-of-date forms from previous years will not be considered.
3. Contact your three referees
You need to arrange for three referee statements to be submitted in support of your application. Details of referee eligibility can be found in the Eligibility section of this website. Information on what is required of referees can be found in the Guidance Notes, which also contains a referee form for you to email to your referees.
4. Submit your application
All applications, supporting images and documents need to be sent by email (not via post) to firstname.lastname@example.org (see Guidance Notes for further information). If email submission is not possible or if you have trouble submitting your application, please contact the WFN office.
Important Notice regarding email submissions
Please note that emailed submissions that have multiple attachments of large file size will likely result in delivery failure.
When submitting multiple files, it is best to do this by spreading them out over several separate emails. This will keep the overall file size of the email low and reduce the risk of delivery failure.