Darwin Initiative: information on how to apply for main project funding.
How to apply
You will need to apply online for Round 26 Darwin Initiative main projects through the Flexigrant application portal.
Before applying, please read the following guidance:
Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Initiative round 26 - stage 1 application form on the Flexigrant application portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the useful.
If you are invited to Stage 2, you will be asked to complete the stage 2 application form on the Flexigrant portal. For drafting purposes, you may find theuseful.
When to apply
There is a two-stage application process for main round Darwin projects. The timetable for Round 26 is set out below:
- call for Stage 1 applications: 22 May 2019
- deadline for Stage 1 applications: 16 July 2019
- expected outcome of Stage 1 and notification of applicants invited to Stage 2: by mid-October 2019
- deadline for Stage 2 applications (by invitation only): 5 December 2019
- expected notification of successful projects: end of March 2020
- expected start date for successful projects: from April 2020
Who can apply
Please refer to the guidance for the list of countries eligible for the scheme. Organisations 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 a minimum of around 10 years’ experience working on similar projects in developing countries.
Level of funding
There is no specific minimum or maximum level for a main round project. The funding pot is however limited. Further information on the size of Darwin Projects can be found in the.
Before completing the application form, you might like to take a look at a case study showing an example of a successful main project.