APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2024 WHITLEY AWARDS ARE CLOSED
Whitley Fund for Nature offers laddered funding for conservation projects through Whitley Awards, Continuation Funding and the Whitley Gold Award. Read about winners and their work through the winners section of this website.
Applications for the 2024 Whitley Awards are now closed: thank you to everyone who submitted or supported an application.
Whitley Awards fund grassroots conservation leaders in the Global South and put an international spotlight on winners’ work. To find out more about these awards, click here.
Applications for the 2023 Whitley Awards are closed. The Whitley Awards Ceremony takes place each spring, when winners are announced during a live event, which is also streamed online.
HOW MUCH FUNDING CAN I APPLY FOR?
Whitley Awards are worth £40,000 GBP in project funding over one year.
HOW DO I APPLY?
You do not need to be invited or nominated to apply for a Whitley Award.
- Check your eligibility
Please read our eligibility criteria to find out what WFN do and do not fund.
Whitley Awards are for dynamic, mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in the Global South. Winners are nationals of the country in which they are working who are seeking to scale up proven work, that is embedded in the local community and would benefit from further funding, a profile boost and international support. To be eligible, projects must involve communities at the grassroots level and deliver practical action that is founded on science.
- Register for our application portal
Once applications open for the 2025 Whitley Awards you will be able to register for our online application portal.
- Complete your application online
Detailed instructions on how to complete your application will be available when applications for the 2025 Whitley Awards open, in autumn 2024.
- Contact three referees
You need to ask three referees to submit references to WFN in support of your application. Check who is eligible to be a referee in our FAQs.