Darwin Initiative - Main Projects

Financial support is available for projects seeking to safeguard the world's biodiversity by drawing on UK strengths in this area to assist countries that are rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources.

Round 20 funding will be provided by the Department for International Development's (DFID) Climate and Environment Research budget.

Approximately £8 million is available for the current round of funding.

DEFRA does not expect to fund projects for longer than three years.

DEFRA will give priority to applications that have secured match funding from other sources. Typical Darwin Initiative projects tend to secure approximately 30-50% of funding from other sources.