Deadline: 15 September 2020
Open to: all 35 and younger, enthusiastic nature conservationists are welcome to apply
Benefits: the prestigious FFN Award and a cash prize of EUR 50,000 will be awarded to each of the 3 grand winners
The Future For Nature Foundation (FFN) supports young, talented, and ambitious nature conservationists committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants. The Future For Nature Foundation (FFN) believes in the power of the individual. This is why FFN selects a new generation of nature conservationists who they believe make the difference for the future of nature. Natural leaders who inspire and with their drive and ‘stubbornness’ achieve impressive results.
FFN believes that the future generation of leaders in nature conservation can be found in individuals 35 years or younger. Young nature conservationists often work in remote nature areas where it is difficult to bring their projects to the attention of a larger audience. This is why FFN has opted to support young conservationists instead of established names or organizations. Individuals working in organizations are still eligible and welcome to apply, but the FFN Award is given on the basis of individual achievements and not the achievements of the organization they work for.
Despite the generous EUR 50,000 cash prize, Future For Nature offers much more than one-off financial support. Winners will recieve many more opportunities such as:
- Winning the FFN Award gives the winners international recognition for their work and opens doors that were previously closed.
- FFN offers the winners a platform and brings their stories to the attention of conservationists, financiers and a wide audience, allowing them to increase their impact and gain more access to funds.
- They also give the (former) winners an extra stage via the Future For Nature Academy. This is an independently functioning committee, which is active in several Dutch cities for and by students with the aim of inspiring students to become active in nature conservation and to offer them resources such as lectures, networking and workshops.
- FFN is building a growing Family of (previous) winners, dedicated people who form a community of like-minded people. FFN offers them the opportunity to meet each other and continue to learn with each other in order to continue their fight for nature as efficiently and effectively as possible.
How to apply?
For more information about the application process, please visit the official website.