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Darwin Plus: Round 11

 

The schemes and how to apply

 

Darwin Plus Main

Darwin Plus Main is a continuation of the existing Darwin Plus scheme, now in its eleventh year. Darwin Plus Main invites applications for environmental projects from £100,000 to £1,000,000.

You need to apply online for Round 11 Darwin Plus projects and fellowships through the Flexi-Grant Application Portal.

Before applying, you should first read:

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Plus Round 11 – Stage 1 application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal. For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Plus Round 11 – Stage 1 application form 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 Darwin Plus Round 11 – Stage 2 application form useful.

The budget spreadsheet for Darwin Plus 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:

 

Darwin Plus Fellowships

Darwin Plus Fellowships will continue to be eligible as normal in Round 11. The Fellowship aims to build capacity within OTs through training opportunities for OT nationals or those with a relationship
with an OT.

Once you have read the guidance, complete the Darwin Plus Round 11 Fellowship application form on the Flexi-Grant application portal.

For drafting purposes, you may find the Darwin Plus Round 11: Fellowship application form useful.

You will also need to complete and upload:

New for Round 11 are the Darwin Plus Strategic and Local schemes.

 

Darwin Plus Local

Darwin Plus Local will fund smaller environmental projects up to £100,000, and available exclusively to OT-based organisations. Darwin Plus Local will also aim to build in-territory capacity. The first round for Darwin Plus Local will launch by December 2022. 

 

Darwin Plus Strategic

Darwin Plus Strategic will fund larger transformative environmental projects, encouraging greater ambition and collaboration across the OTs. These will be £1m – £3m projects.

 

When to apply

 

Darwin Plus Main

There is a two-stage application process for Darwin Plus Main projects.

The timetable for Round 11 is:

  • call for Stage 1 applications: Tuesday 10 May 2022
  • deadline for Stage 1 applications: Monday 27 June 2022
  • expected outcome of Stage 1 and notification of applicants invited to Stage 2: end of August 2022
  • deadline for Stage 2 applications (by invitation only): Monday 17 October 2022 
  • expected notification of successful projects: mid December 2022
  • expected start date for successful projects: April 2023

 

Darwin Plus Fellowships

The timetable for Round 11 is:

  • call for applications: Wednesday 10 May 2022
  • deadline for applications: Monday 17 October 2022 
  • expected notification of successful projects: mid December 2022
  • expected start date for successful projects: April 2023

 

Darwin Plus Local

More details will be shared later this year.

 

Darwin Plus Strategic

Open for non-funded concept note Round this year (2022/23) followed by invitations to the first funded Round in 2023/24. More details will be shared later this year.

 

Who can apply

Please refer to the guidance for the list of countries eligible for the scheme. Organisations making the application can include:

  • OT governments
  • non-governmental organisations
  • research institutions
  • the private sector
  • other stakeholders

Darwin Plus Fellowship funding aims to build capacity within the UK OTs through training opportunities. These are for UK OT nationals or, for Territories without a resident population, for individuals who:

  • are committed to supporting their chosen Territory
  • can show an existing relationship with that Territory