Darwin Initiative: information on how to apply for main project funding.
How to apply
You will need to apply online for Round 27 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 27 - 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 27 is set out below:
- call for Stage 1 applications: 14 July 2020
- deadline for Stage 1 applications: 1 September 2020
- expected outcome of Stage 1 and notification of applicants invited to Stage 2: by late November/early December 2020
- deadline for Stage 2 applications (by invitation only): 9 February 2021
- expected notification of successful projects: end of May 2021
- expected start date for successful projects: from July 2021
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
Darwin projects should be a minimum of £50,000 and no more than £500,000. 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.