– Deadline: 31st October, 2017 –

Each year, the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust awards a number of grants to individuals undertaking nature conservation projects. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning.

The Trust awards grants to both UK and overseas projects, and they typically range in value from £500 to £1,500. It is unlikely that the Trust would make an award for more than £1,500.

For the December 2017 round of Award applications, the Trust will be prioritizing applications for work benefitting conservation in one of the areas that they currently work in. This will include South West UK, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Sulawesi.  For further information on the regions, please visit conservation pages.

Applications are considered biannually – in May and December – at a meeting of the Awards Committee. We receive many applications and are pleased to be able to support around 10% of applicants. Please note that, following the meeting of the Awards committee, the Trust is only able to contact those applicants who are successful in being awarded funding.


The Awards are open to all, and each application is judged on its own merits, however there are a number of topics that the Awards Committee are particularly interested in, which are detailed below:

  • Research into the ecology of rare and threatened species and habitats.
  • Projects which aim to encourage increased awareness of ecology, conservation and environmental issues in local communities, and to educate people on how to develop and carry out sustainable management practices in those communities.
  • Research into how human activity affects species and habitats, and how any potential human-animal conflict can be managed.
  • Projects which aim to design and implement conservation education programmes.
  • Research into the welfare and breeding success of animals in captivity.

For more information and to apply:

Please click here