Applications Open for WFN’s Whitley Awards 2019! A Chance to Win Up to £40,000 GBP

Deadline: 31 October 2018

Are you a dynamic conservation leader or do you know of one? If yes, then apply for the WFN’s Whitley Awards 2019!

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is seeking applications for its Whitley Awards 2019 to support the work of proven grassroots conservation leaders in developing countries.

Objectives

  • Find, recognise and fund proven grassroots conservation leaders in resource-poor, biodiversity-rich countries.
  • Champion and repeat fund the most effective winners.
  • Support the replication and growth of effective conservation solutions.
  • Raise awareness of the work of winners and spread the message that we can all make a difference to the conservation of wildlife and wild places.

Award Information

Whitley Awards are worth £40,000 GBP in funding to be spent on projects over one year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The strategic focus of the Whitley Awards is national conservation leadership in countries that are not defined as a High Income Economy by the World Bank. Whitley Awards focus on individuals working in locations where international funds are hardest to raise, most needed, and will make the largest conservation impact. Exceptions to this criterion include Equatorial Guinea and certain island nations in the Caribbean.
  • Nationals with local support – Whitley Awards winners are nationals of the countries where their conservation activities are focused (i.e. they were born there or have lived there a long time and have achieved national status) or are local to the region in which they work. This is because they have found these people often have the understanding necessary to bring about long term change and build capacity locally. Recent expatriates from developed, high-income economy countries are not eligible for Whitley Awards.
  • Grassroots conservationists – Whitley Awards seek applicants from grassroots conservationists working for NGOs incorporated in biodiversity-rich developing countries, rather than in-country staff from NGOs headquartered in developed countries who have access to a greater variety of funds.
  • Good communicators – 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. To gain the maximum benefit from winning an Award, applicants need to be able to utilise media opportunities presented as a result – these can often be even more useful to their cause than the financial award involved. Should applicants win a Whitley Award, professional media training will form part of the Awards week in the U.K.
  • The Whitley Award is given to an individual. Joint applications and nominations for someone else are not eligible. Government employees are not eligible. However, Whitley Award is aware that grey areas exist where conservationists will often be affiliated with government institutions in order to operate.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit WFN Whitley Awards 2019.

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