The Darwin Initiative: Seeking Applications for Post Project Funding

Deadline: 4 January 2018

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Department for International Development are seeking applications for 24th Round of Darwin Initiative’s Post Project Funding. Post project funding may be considered where there is a specific need to do more work on a successful and completed Darwin project.

The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and UK Overseas Territories (OTs).

Funding Information

There is no specific minimum or maximum level of funding for a post project.

Objectives of the Fund

The objective of the Darwin Initiative is to protect and enhance biodiversity and in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries, through projects which address one, or more, of the following themes:

  • protection or enhancement of ecosystems, species or genetic resources through in-situ or ex-situ conservation or remedying environmental damage;
  • integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services within host country development objectives and economic decision making, through institution building, capacity development, strengthening regulatory and policy frameworks or research; or
  • assisting host countries’ efforts to meet their obligations under at least one of the international conventions/agreements.

Priorities for Funding

  • Projects are expected to address key threats to biodiversity, such as:
    • habitat loss or degradation
    • climate change
    • invasive species
    • over-exploitation
  • In addition, applications are particularly invited that focus on:
    • agro-biodiversity that generates alternative livelihoods
    • food security and water security
    • biodiversity and health
    • integrating natural capital related data, information, and knowledge into policy development and decision making
    • enhancing the extent and management of protected areas in the marine environment

Eligibility Criteria

  • Post projects are open to all Darwin projects due to close this year and those closed within the past year.
  • Applications must come from an organisation(s), and not an individual. Applicant organisations can be based in any country.
  • Organisations applying for funding must:
    • have a credible record of working on similar types of projects
    • have demonstrated experience managing projects of a similar size
    • nominate a Project Leader who will be responsible for the technical direction of the project and be the main point of contact

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application forms via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Dem. Rep., Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Burma, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Kenya, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic, Tajikistan, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Bolivia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Congo, Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Federated States, Mongolia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Syria, Tokelau, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Algeria, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Grenada, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Panama, Peru, South Africa, St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Wallis and Futuna.

For more information, please visit Post Project Funding.

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