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.
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.
A separate application form is available for those applying for fellowship funding.
A completed budget formmust 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:
- British Antarctic Territory
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- The British Virgin Islands
- The Cayman Islands
- The Falkland Islands
- The Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie & Oeno Islands
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (including Gough Island Dependency)
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
- Sovereign Base Areas, Akrotiri and Dhekelia (on Cyprus)
- The Turks & Caicos Islands
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.
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.