Darwin Initiative - Scoping Awards

Financial assistance is available for UK-based organisations with expertise in biodiversity to prepare and develop full-scale Darwin Initiative applications.

Funding up to a maximum of £5,000 will be provided for the actual travel and subsistence costs for one or two people who would be directly involved in the proposed Darwin project.

Funding will be paid on receipt of a claim, which may be made in advance of travel (in the case of flight tickets) but must be in arrears of expenditure.  This is available to cover the following costs:

  • One return air fare for up to two people from the UK to the proposed host country.
  • The cost of any visas or other necessary travel documents.
  • Daily subsistence costs for up to 10 days per person to cover reasonable accommodation and food costs for the visit.  This is payable at the appropriate UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office rates at the time of the visit (available on request from the Darwin Secretariat).