The deadline for our 2017 awards has now passed

Shortlisted applicants for the Funding and Audio Recognition Awards will be announced on April 10th

Shorlisted Applicants for the Sage Award and RAFA will be announced on April 26th

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


See The Industry Preview Of ‘We Were Kings’ At Sheffield Doc/Fest

See the industry preview of ‘We Were Kings’ at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Ahead of its World Premiere later this year, the Whicker's World Foundation's first-ever funded documentary…

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Win Tickets To Our RAFA Pitch At The British Library On Tuesday 23rd May

Win Tickets to our RAFA Pitch at the British Library on Tuesday 23rd May

Are you an audio doc enthusiast or an avid podcast-listener ? Do you want to…

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What’s On In Docs: May’s Best Documentary Events

What’s on in Docs: May’s Best Documentary Events

This May sees the return of several documentary festivals, both in radio and film, and…

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RAFA And Sage Finalists Announced

RAFA and Sage Finalists Announced

It's safe to say that it's been a month of important announcements over here at…

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RAFA Judges Announced

RAFA Judges Announced

This year marks our first ever round of RAFAs and we are very excited to…

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Whicker’s World Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

Whicker’s World Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

The word is out! We're thrilled to announce the shortlists for our 2017 Film &…

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May 26, 2017 @ 4:23pm
We're so looking forward to being part of the selection team for this year's @WO50FF. Its going to be so tough to decide!
May 25, 2017 @ 4:37pm
#RADFEST17 reconfirmed for 21st June. We'll be announcing our Audio Recognition & RAFA finalists there @britishlibrary next month!
May 25, 2017 @ 4:35pm
Our presenter @misterhsk giving the #RAFA pitch the passion it deserved on Tuesday. We're announcing the winners next month @radioacademy 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.