Updated: 27 Mar, 2024

Funding type


Project size funding

< US$ 5.000, US$ 5.001 - 20.000, US$ 20.001 - 50.000, US$ 50.001 - 150.000, US$ 150.001 - 300.000, US$ 300.001 - 500.000, US$ 500.001 - 2.000.000, US$ 2.000.001 - 10.000.000

Target region/countries

Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible countries

Eligible Organisations for funding

National goverment, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO), Private Entity, Scholar Institution


Forest & Woodlands, Freshwater, Marine & Coast, Wetland, Wildlife / Endangered Species, Deserts & Semi-Deserts, Human-changed areas, Mountains & Rocky Areas, Savannas & Shrubland & Grasslands

Biodiversity Categories

Access and benefit sharing, Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Biodiversity planning and finance, Green Economy (incl. Ecotourism), Invasive Alien Species (IAS), Pollution Management, Protected Areas and other conservation measures, Restoration, Sustainable Use (of productive areas)

Sector Tags

Environmental Protection and Conservation, Science and Research

Funding Criteria

- address threats to biodiversity
- innovative and scalable solutions

- eligible countries may change with each round of funding- in-country partners preferred

preference for:
- delivering outputs with multidimensional poverty reduction in addition to biodiversity conservation ,
- demonstrated an understanding of Gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) within their context, and effectively reflected this in their approach to deliver sustained outcomes,
- enhancing the capability and capacity of national and local partners and stakeholders, to help ensure a project’s long-term legacy,
- strengthening, promotion and use of evidence to inform and scale the action the implementation of a novel or significantly improved approach, and
- scalable approaches that have the potential to deliver greater impact

See guidance section at https://www.darwininitiative.org.uk/apply/

Application process

Call for application (annually)

Application language