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The Darwin Initiative is jointly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department for International Development (DFID). Defra remains the lead Department for management of the Darwin Initiative.

The Darwin Initiative provides funding for projects that support countries rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet the obligations under one or more of the three international biodiversity conventions (Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)). Since 2010, with the addition of DFID funding to the Darwin Initiative, Darwin projects are also expected to focus on development and human welfare, as enshrined in the UK’s International Development Act (2007).

ODA and the Darwin Initiative Briefing Note – Final

Call for Applications

Round 20 Stage 1 is now closed.  Round 20 Stage 2 applications are due on 2 December 2013.

Further information on the Darwin Initiative, including lists of projects funded in previous rounds, can be found elsewhere on this website.

Round 20 documents (2013)

Application documents

Stage 1 Application Form Word Document Closing date: midnight on Wednesday 17 July 2013
Stage 2 Application Form Word Document Closing date: midnight on Monday 2 December 2013
Stage 2 Budget Form Excel Document - note: applicants must use this version of the budget forms, not the previous (round 19) version.
Guidance Notes  R20 Guidance – Main
Schedule of Terms and Conditions PDF Document

The list of standard measures against which projects report is available to download here Standard Measures 2014.

Large print versions available on request.

LTS Contact details

For all queries relating to project applications, applications information and procedures please contact:

Darwin Applications
c/o LTS International
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan,
Penicuik, Edinburgh,
EH26 0PH

Tel. +44 (0)131 440 5181
Fax. +44 (0)131 440 5501

Page last modified: October 1, 2013

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