The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment in developing countries and, through the Darwin Plus fund, UK Overseas Territories (OTs).
Darwin-funded projects usually aim to help preserve biodiversity and the local community that lives alongside it. Most projects will include one or more of:
building environmental knowledge
implementing international biodiversity agreements
Funding from the Darwin Initiative is available for projects that will benefit biodiversity and local communities in developing countries. From Round 25 post projects will no longer be open to new applications. If you have been awarded a post project in Round 24 please refer to the guidance from last year. There are 3 separate schemes:
Added information on how to apply for the Darwin Initiative partnership projects (application round 25).
Added information on how to apply for the Darwin Initiative application round 24.
Alerting the public that Round 23 is now open inviting Stage 1 applications for Darwin Initiative main projects.
Updating the website to confirm that Round 22 is now closed and Round 23 will be launched in Summer 2016 and announcing that a recruitment exercise for new members of the Darwin Expert Committee is now open.
Announcing the launch of the Darwin Initiative smaller schemes (post projects, scoping projects and Darwin Fellowships). Announcing that the period for submission of Darwin Plus Round 4 applications is closing on 21 September. Confirming when Stage 1 applicants will be notified whether they will be invited to submit Stage 2 applications or not.
Darwin Initiative - Round 22 now open for main round project applications only. Other Darwin Initiative schemes (post projects, scoping projects and Darwin Fellowship awards) will be launched later this year.