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Whitley alumni wow Prize shortlist

Whitley awardees account for 5 of 32 nominees for the 2018 Indianapolis Prize
4 October, 2017 , , ,

Announcing our November event

Whitley Award winner Fernando Trujillo on his work with the pink river dolphin
21 September, 2017

Apply for a Whitley Award

The application period is now open - deadline 31st Oct 2017
14 September, 2017

Whitley Award winner impact

2017 Press coverage of Whitley Award winners
13 September, 2017

HRH The Princess Royal visits Winner

HRH The Princess Royal visits Whitley Associate Award winner in China
11 July, 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 here 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