The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps to protect biodiversity and the natural environment through locally based projects worldwide. The initiative has funded over 1,156 projects across 157 countries for 1,967 institutions with 7 funding schemes and 758 project leaders in 18 biomes and ecosystems in the last 28 years.
Darwin-funded projects usually aim to help preserve biodiversity and the local community that lives alongside it. Most projects will include one or more of:
- building environmental knowledge
- capacity building
- implementing international biodiversity agreements
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.