Deadline: 10 August 2016
Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Department for International Development are seeking stage 1 applications for 23rd round of Darwin Initiative main projects funding. Darwin is the UK’s primary mechanism to champion biodiversity conservation and support the development of vibrant in-country conservation sectors.
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). Darwin-funded projects usually aim to help preserve biodiversity and the local community that lives alongside it.
- Building environmental knowledge
- Capacity building
- Implementing international biodiversity agreements
- There is no specific minimum or maximum level for a main round project.
- The funding pot is however limited. In previous rounds awards have ranged from £80,000 to £310,000 for a three year project.
- For Round 23, the minimum project length is one year and the maximum is four years.
- There are no restrictions on the location or nationality of applicants, but projects must benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries.
- Organizations making the application must:
- Have experience of managing similar projects in developing countries
- Be able to demonstrate financial stability and provide audited accounts
- The proposed project leader must have suitable qualifications or at least 10 years’ experience working on similar projects in developing countries.
How to Apply
Applicants may download and send their application forms via mail at the address given on the website.
For more information, please visit Main Project Grants.