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The application period is now open - deadline 31st Oct 2017
17 July, 2017

HRH The Princess Royal visits Associate Award winner

HRH The Princess Royal visits Whitley Associate Award winner in China
11 July, 2017

2017 Ceremony Highlights

A short film of this year's Ceremony highlights
7 June, 2017

Fernando Trujillo film wins Environmental Award

A River Below, featuring Whitley Award winner Fernando Trujillo, wins award at Sheffield Doc Fest.

Whitley Awards 2017: Guest Reaction

See the reactions of some of our guests at the Whitley Awards Ceremony 2017.
31 May, 2017

Winners' projects

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WFN Investment

Funding awarded since 1994
Terrestrial £5.6m
Coastal & Marine £2.7m
Wetland & Freshwater £2.7m
0£3 million£5.9 million

Click the photo 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

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