Darwin Initiative Main invites applications for projects between £100,000 and £600,000 that deliver strong results for biodiversity conservation and multidimensional poverty reduction. Projects should be based on good evidence and strongly demonstrate the potential to scale further. Projects should last between 1 to 3 years maximum.
Applications to Round 30 of Darwin Initiative Main are now closed.
The latest application Round opened on Monday 22nd May 2023.
Applications to Darwin Initiative Main are by a dual-stage process.
- Stage 1 deadline for applications: Monday 3rd July 2023
- Stage 2 deadline for applications (by invite only): Monday 27th November
Results are expected by end of February 2024 at the earliest.
Expected start date for successful projects is from 1st April 2024.
Before applying, you should first read the Guidance documents found under How to Apply.
Once you have read the general guidance, complete the Darwin Initiative Main Round 30 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the Word version of the Darwin Initiative Main Round 30 Stage 1 application form below 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 Word version of the Darwin Initiative Round 30 Stage 2 application form below useful.
The budget spreadsheet for Darwin Initiative Main projects can be found below:
Additional materials that you will be required to complete as part of your application can be found below or downloaded from within Flexi-Grant. Please note there are different requirements for Stage 1 and Stage 2 – read the guidance for more information.
For further queries, see our Frequently Asked Questions.