funding, profile & training for conservation leaders
The Whitley Fund for Nature has given £17 million to support the work of more than 200 grassroots conservationists benefiting wildlife and communities in some 80 countries across the Global South.
Why we’re giving half a million pounds to grassroots conservation leaders with nature-based solutions
WFN launches a new grants programme addressing biodiversity loss and climate change hand-in-hand.
We’re now accepting Continuation Funding applications from Whitley alumni.
Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the winners of the 2020 Whitley Awards.
Our annual booklet dives deeper into the work of our winners, complete with stunning photographs from around the world. Read it here.
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.
HRH The Princess Royal, WFN Patron
WFN is one of the most cost effective and direct impact charities working to protect the environment.
Kate Humble, WFN Ambassador
This is what the Whitley Awards are all about – recognising effective grassroots leaders and helping them expand their work.