Darwin Plus: forms and guidance on how to apply for funding through the Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (Darwin Plus)

How to apply

Please note that the 2014 application period for Darwin Plus projects is NOW CLOSED (from 4 August 2014).

Before applying, please read the guidance note Darwin Initiative Round 21: Darwin Plus guidance (PDF, 201KB, 17 pages) .

Please note: In line with UK Government’s open access policy there is now a requirement for all outputs from Darwin-funded projects to be made available on-line and be free to users whenever possible. The guidance notes have been amended accordingly (6 June 2014)

Once you have read the guidance note, please complete the application form Darwin Initiative Round 21: application form (MS Word Document, 1.18MB) .

A separate application form is available for those applying for fellowship funding Darwin Initiative Round 21: fellowship application form (MS Word Document, 2.78MB) .

A completed budget form Darwin Initiative Round 21: budget form (MS Excel Spreadsheet, 43KB) must also be submitted with your application.

When to apply

The provisional timetable for Round 3 Darwin Plus applications is:

  • 22 May 2014 - call for applications
  • 4 August 2014 - deadline for receipt of applications
  • Early December 2014 – notification of successful projects
  • From 1 April 2015 – start date for successful projects

Who can apply

Darwin Plus funding is open to anyone as long as the project itself will provide benefits to one or more of the UK’s OTs. Applicants could include:

  • OT governments
  • non-governmental organisations
  • research institutions
  • the private sector
  • other stakeholders

The 14 Overseas Territories are:

Level of funding

There is no specific minimum or maximum level for a Darwin Plus project. Projects can be short-term or longer-term but should not last more than 2 years. Projects must benefit one or more of the UK OTs by to protecting and enhancing their biodiversity or addressing wider environment or climate-related issues.

Case Study

Before completing the application form, you might like to take a look at a case study showing an example of a successful Darwin Plus project.