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).
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 in the summer of 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.
Further information on the Darwin Initiative, including lists of projects funded in previous rounds, can be found elsewhere on this website.
For your reference we have left the applications materials for Round 19 on the website. Updated materials will be released when a call for applications is made. See below for downloads.
Round 19 documents (2012)
|Stage 1 Application Form||Word Document||Closing date: midnight on Monday 13 August 2012|
|Notes:Q3 Outcome – should be narrative detailing the expected outcomes of the project.Q4 box 2 Outcome – this is similar to what was previously the Project Purpose statement and will
normally be one sentence summarising the intended outcome of the project. Ideally this will be no longer than 50 words, but a statement within 250 words will not be penalised.
|Stage 2 Application Form||Word Document Note: updated 11 Oct 2012 (minor changes to Q4, 14 and 24)||Closing date: midnight on Monday 3 December 2012|
|Stage 2 Budget forms version 2 (Oct 1 2012)||Excel Document - note: applicants must use this version of the budget forms, not the previous (round 18) version.|
|Guidance Notes||PDF Document|
|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:
c/o LTS International
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan,
Tel. +44 (0)131 440 5181
Fax. +44 (0)131 440 5501