Whitley Awards 2022 for Grassroots Conservation Leaders in the Global South (up to £40,000)

Whitley Awards 2022 for Grassroots Conservation Leaders in the Global South (up to £40,000)

Deadline: October 31, 2021

Applications are invited for the Whitley Awards 2022. The Whitley Awards fund 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.


  • Anyone can apply for a Whitley Award. You do not need to be invited or nominated.
  • Whitley Awards are for dynamic, mid-career conservationists who are leading wildlife conservation projects in the Global South.
  • Winners tend to be nationals of the country in which they are working who are seeking to scale up proven work that 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.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate in English.


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.

Click here to register

For more information, visit Whitley Awards.