The Darwin Initiative is a UK government grants scheme that helps conserve biodiversity and support the communities that live alongside it through locally led projects worldwide.
Darwin Initiative Extra grants, ranging from £600,000 to £5 million, are intended for projects that are on a clear scaling pathway: building on good evidence from smaller projects and demonstrating the potential to scale further by completion, delivering strong results for biodiversity conservation and multidimensional poverty reduction within its lifetime. Projects should last between 2 to 5 years maximum.
Darwin Initiative Main grants, ranging from £100,000 to £600,000, are expected to deliver strong results for biodiversity conservation and multidimensional poverty reduction based on good evidence, and strongly demonstrate the potential to scale further. Projects should last between 1 to 3 years maximum.
Darwin Initiative Innovation grants, ranging from £10,000 to £200,000, are aimed at projects intending to test a novel approach that, if proven, could scale to deliver results for biodiversity conservation and multidimensional poverty reduction. Projects should last between 1 to 2 years maximum.
Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity grants, ranging from £50,000 to £200,000, are for projects that focus on developing the capability and capacity of identified local and national and local organisations (civil society, research institutes and public bodies) to efficiently deliver effective and successful biodiversity conservation - multidimensional poverty reduction projects. Projects should last 1 to 2 years maximum.