Radio Funding Award deadline extended to February 28th

Sage Award deadline extended to March 26th

See more detail about our Awards and then head over to our Apply page to enter.


2017 Funding Award Judges Announced

2017 Funding Award Judges Announced

The news is out. Whicker's World Foundation is thrilled to announce the 2017 judges for…

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5 Of The Best LGBT Documentaries At This Year’s BFI Flare Festival

5 of the best LGBT documentaries at this year’s BFI Flare Festival

It's our favourite time of year as the BFI Flare Film Festival is back, this year…

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2017 Audio Recognition Judges Announced

2017 Audio Recognition Judges Announced

We are pleased to announce the judges for our second Audio Recognition Award, a £5000 prize…

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What’s On In Docs? 11 Of The Best Documentary Events In The UK This March

What’s On in Docs? 11 of the Best Documentary Events in the UK this March

Spring has officially sprung, and we've put this month's best UK documentary events here in…

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Whicker’s World Foundation Launches Brand New Grant For Female Non-fiction Filmmakers

Whicker’s World Foundation launches brand new grant for female non-fiction filmmakers

We're delighted to announce the launch of our brand new bursary for Chicken and Egg…

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What’s On In Docs: February 2017

What’s On in Docs: February 2017

February marks the beginning of LGBT+ History Month, with the documentary community remaining at the forefront…

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Mar 26, 2017 @ 11:08am
RT @sheffdocfest: Today's the last day to apply for @whickersworld Sage Award! If you're 50+ and want £5k for your film, get applying! http…
Mar 25, 2017 @ 9:28pm
RT @popupdocs: Our latest film + Q&A with the director, 25/03 in Bath Guildhall. Tickets £7-£0 here: @F__Rating @Ba whickersworld photo
Mar 24, 2017 @ 7:29pm
RT @nicnovicki: @whickersworld thanks for the shout out to the Enter the challenge from the U.K. and for everything you do! @EastersealSoCal
Mar 24, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Applications for this year's Easterseals Disability Film Challenge are now open! Apply here @nicnovicki : whickersworld photo


Alan left a very generous legacy for the promotion of curiosity in programme making.

He wanted to stimulate and empower talent that might otherwise never find its place in the is highly competitive industry. His foundation launches at a time when television funding for documentaries is at an all-time low and yet interest in the form is growing a pace in cinemas across the country.