Whitley Fund for Nature is a UK charity. We have channelled £20 million to 200 conservation leaders in 80 countries across the Global South, benefiting wildlife, landscapes and people.
One Donation, TWICE the impact
WFN is once again participating in the UK’s largest match funding campaign, The Big Give Christmas Challenge!
From now until midday on Tuesday 6th December, all donations made to WFN through this link will be match funded, with funds raised supporting our Continuation Funding Programme to provide follow-on grants to help Whitley Award alumni bring effective conservation solutions to scale.
Bringing together our Africa-based alumni network for in-country training
Part of our Winner Network Development programme, we held our first in-person Regional Winner Training in Kenya to facilitate connections and build capacity across the WFN alumni network, maximising conservation impact.
£700,000 in project funding awarded to 11 Whitley Award alumni to scale up proven approaches
Bringing together our Africa-based Whitley Award winners
Sir David Attenborough narrates this new film about Charudutt Mishra, winner of the 2022 Whitley Gold Award.
WFN's top prize is awarded annually to a Whitley Award alumnus who has also received Continuation Funding. This laddered support allows successful conservation solutions to be scaled up; from his beginnings in a Himalayan village, Charu has pioneered community-based snow leopard conservation across all 12 countries in the elusive big cat's range.
2022 Whitley Award winnersView All
conservation and climate change
WFN is one of 15 organisations urging world leaders to increase support for locally-led solutions to the climate and biodiversity crises, in a joint open letter at COP26.
The WFN funding stream supporting community-led action for conservation and climate.