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Applications are open until 31 October 2021!

How the UK is plumbed into the world’s most ancient freshwater lake…

Meet WFN’s new Trustee!

See speeches by WFN’s Founder and Director at the 2021 Whitley Awards.

Why we’re proud to show our rainbow stripes this June.

We asked winners around the world to share their answer to the question “how has winning a Whitley Award helped you?”

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Sir David Attenborough, WFN Trustee

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.

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HRH The Princess Royal, WFN Patron

WFN is one of the most cost effective and direct impact charities working to protect the environment.
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Kate Humble, WFN Ambassador

This is what the Whitley Awards are all about – recognising effective grassroots leaders and helping them expand their work.
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Tom Heap, WFN Ambassador

The Whitley Awards are the most uplifting environmental event of the year.

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