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

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Eligible Organisations for funding

Communities / Non-registered citizen groups, National goverment, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO), Scholar Institution


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

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

- substantial measurable outcomes for either biodiversity, climate, environmental quality or capability and capacity building

- for UK: only Overseas Territories

See guidance section for specific schemes at https://darwinplus.org.uk/apply/

Application process

Call for application (biannually)

Application language


Additional information

More Information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/darwin-plus-applying-for-projects-in-uk-overseas-territories

Darwin Plus is part of the Biodiversity Challenge Funds, the collective name for three of the UK Government's competitive grants (Darwin Plus, Darwin Initiative https://fire.biofin.org/single/darwin-initiative and IWT Challenge Fund https://fire.biofin.org/single/illegal-wildlife-trade-challenge-fund-%28iwtcf%29 ), aimed at conserving biodiversity and safeguarding the environment for local peoplehttps://www.biodiversitychallengefunds.org.uk/