Type of Funding
The Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust invites individuals undertaking nature conservation projects to apply for the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust Grants for the December 2019 round. Projects may involve practical habitat or species management, research, training, education, awareness raising or campaigning. The Grant programme adheres to a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding, which will change for each round of applications.
There are 2 application periods per year.
The theme for the December 2019 round is:
- December 2019: Conservation of endangered plant species.
The Trust awards grants to both UK and overseas projects, and they typically range in value from £500 to £1,500. Grants of more than £1,500 are unlikely to be awarded.
Individuals undertaking nature conservation projects from around the world are eligible to apply. But there are a number of topics that the Awards Committee are particularly interested in, as follows:
- 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 and
- Research into the welfare and breeding success of animals in captivity.
As mentioned above, there is also a rolling programme of areas of interest for funding for each specific round of applications.
Applications to participate in expeditions arranged by large organisations will not be considered and applications where the total cost of the project exceeds £15,000 will also not be accepted.
Applications are to be done online, by 31 October 2019 for the December 2019 round.