Applications for the Whitley Awards 2021 are currently open. Whitley Awards provide funding, training, and support to grassroots conservation leaders in the Global South and put an international spotlight on winners’ work.
Whitley Awards are worth £40,000 GBP in project funding for over one year.
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. Moreover, winning a Whitley Award can increase visibility, generate local and national pride and catalyze 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 Award winners join a growing network of more than 200 conservationists in 80 countries who share knowledge and ideas – working together to protect the planet – with opportunities to apply for WFN Continuation Funding in the future.
Basically, all applicants must be able to communicate in English and be capable of compiling a written report to describe and quantify the success of their work with appropriate academic references.
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