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How to apply

You will need to apply online for Round 28 Darwin Initiative main projects through the Flexi-Grant application portal. Applications are currently open for Darwin Main projects only. Further detail on upcoming schemes to follow in due course.

Before applying, please read the following guidance:

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Initiative Round 28 – Stage 1 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Round 28 – Stage 1 application form useful.

If you are invited to Stage 2, you will be asked to complete the Stage 2 application form on the Flexi-Grant portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Initiative Round 28 – Stage 2 application form useful. There are two different budget templates for projects requesting over and under £100k from the Darwin budget:

All other relevant templates you will be required to complete as part of your application can be found below or downloaded from within Flexi-Grant.

When to apply

There is a two-stage application process for main round Darwin projects. Applications are currently open for Darwin Main projects only. Further detail on upcoming schemes to follow in due course.

The timetable for Round 28 for Darwin Main is set out below:

  • call for Stage 1 applications: Tuesday 17 August 2021
  • deadline for Stage 1 applications: Tuesday 28 September 2021
  • expected outcome of Stage 1 and notification of applicants invited to Stage 2: Mid December 2021
  • deadline for Stage 2 applications (by invitation only): Monday 31 January 2022
  • expected notification of successful projects: End of April 2022
  • expected start date for successful projects: 1 June 2022

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 £100,000 and no more than £600,000. Further information on the size of Darwin Projects can be found in the Round 28 guidance notes for applicants.