Darwin Initiative: applying for scoping project funding

Scoping projects are small grants intended to help applicants who are new to the Darwin Initiative. The aim is to develop a workable project idea and make contact with potential partners in the country where the project would take place. A successful scoping project should lead to a main round project application.

You can read more about a successful scoping project in this case study.

How to apply

Before applying please read the guidance note Darwin Initiative: Scoping Project Guidance (PDF, 88.4KB, 11 pages)

Once you have read the guidance note, please complete the application form Darwin Initiative: Scoping Project Application Form (MS Word Document, 64.7KB)

When to apply

The provisional timetable for Round 21 scoping project applications is:

  • 8 September 2014 - call for applications
  • 27 October 2014 - deadline for receipt of applications
  • By early March 2015 - notification of successful projects
  • From 1 April 2015– start date for successful projects

Who can apply

Only organisations that have not received a grant for main round Darwin project in either of the last two Darwin application rounds may apply for scoping project funding. The project idea must aim to benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries.

Level of funding

Funding of up to £5,000 is available for each grant.