The Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT)

The Wildlife Habitat Trust (WHT) was set up in 1986 by members of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). It is dedicated to raising and distributing funds to help with the acquisition of land for shooting and conservation. The WHT provides grants to help manage sites for wildlife and is now turning its attention to providing some support for local and national Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs). Most recently, grants have been given to help with the conservation of grey partridge, water voles and dormice. These grants support the conservation objectives of the RSPB, the Environment Agency and Natural England.

To date, the WHT has provided assistance to conservation projects where the total land acquisitions have exceeded £1 million.


Wildlife Habitat Trust loans

The Wildlife Habitat Trust has funds available to assist the acquisition of land and sporting rights for shooting and conservation purposes.

WHT loan application form


The Wildlife Habitat Trust Loan Calculator

Use this excel sheet to see how much a WHT loan would cost.

WHT loan calculator



WHT / WHCT funding map

The map shows where funds from the WHT have been used to help clubs buy land for shooting and conservation, and where grants have been provided for conservation projects.

Click here to view the WHT / WHCT funding map


WHT Habitat Stamp 2022
2022 – Red Deer on Arran by David Parry

Click here to purchase the 2022 WHT stamp and other WHT Merchandise

Wildlife Habitat Trust
25th Anniversary leaflet

Click here to download

The Wildlife Habitat Trust –
The shooter’s fund for conservation booklet

Click here to download the booklet in PDF format

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