The Whitley Awards provide funding, training and support to grassroots conservation leaders in the Global South and put an international spotlight on winners’ work.
Winning a Whitley Award is not just about receiving financial support; it comes with a significant boost in profile and provides an international stage for winners to draw attention to the environmental issues they face. Winning a Whitley Award can increase visibility, generate local and national pride and catalyse political action to support conservation leaders and their NGOs.
During the Awards week, winners receive professional media and speech training to enable them to effectively communicate their important work and inspire further philanthropic support. Tailor-made films narrated by WFN Trustee, Sir David Attenborough, PR assistance and publicity materials are distributed to the UK and overseas media to raise awareness and champion their success.
- Whitley Awards are worth £40,000 GBP in project funding over one year.
- Open to dynamic, mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in the Global South.
- Projects must involve communities at the grassroots level and deliver practical action that is founded on science.
- Whitley Awards are won by individuals backed by an appropriate team/organisation. Individuals working in isolation and team/joint entries are not eligible.
- Applicants must be able to communicate in English.
- Ecosystem / landscape level projects are preferred. Genuine flagships are accepted, but not if results are purely species-specific.
- Projects must be able to demonstrate past success and an evidence-based approach. They do not fund pilot projects or work that is at the start-up stage.
How To Apply
Applicants must register on the application portal. Once you have received your unique login details you will be able to complete and submit your application online.
For more information, visit Whitley Awards.
Application Deadline: October 31, 2020