Overseas Development Assistance criteria – impact on Darwin applications
The vast majority of all funding dispersed by DFID must meet Official Development Assistance criteria. This briefing note explains the implications for Darwin funds applicants.
Darwin Plus – Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund
A new funding scheme – Darwin Plus – was announced on 17 October 2012. This is specifically for projects working in the UK Overseas Territories. Full details are available under Darwin Plus.
Check if your country is eligible before starting an application – UK Overseas Territories.
Call for Applications
Round 19 of funding is now closed. We are not accepting any applications for funding at this time.
We expect to be calling for applications for Round 20 with a closing date for Stage 1 applications around July or August 2013, although dates have not yet been confirmed. When a call for applications is made full details will be released on this website, via Twitter (@Darwin_Defra) and to those on the mailing list. Speculative submissions of applications for funding will be rejected.
Darwin funding schemes
There are six funding schemes within the Darwin Initiative. Full details about the application process for each scheme are available on the following pages:
- Main Projects
- Darwin Plus – Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund
- Scoping Awards
- Darwin Fellowships
- Post-Project funding
- UK Overseas Territories Challenge Fund
LTS is managing the application process on Defra’s behalf.
Resources for new applicants
The Darwin Initiative wishes to strengthen the quality of applications for funding that make claims to create, develop or maintain some form of enterprise, relating to the use of natural resources. It is widely held that Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) do not always have the time, expertise and training to carry out the necessary business planning and market research. This toolkit aims to address some of these issues and help SMEs have direct access to a selection of resources that aim to help them plan and market their enterprises more effectively.
For all queries relating to project applications, applications information and procedures please contact:
c/o LTS International
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan,
Tel. +44 (0)131 440 5181
Fax. +44 (0)131 440 5501