Partnership Projects (formerly Scoping Awards) are available through the long-running Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) biodiversity programme the Darwin Initiative, which is delivered on their behalf by LTS International.
The Darwin Initiative programme enables UK organisations, both private and public sector, with expertise in the field of biodiversity to team up on environmental projects with groups from overseas countries who, despite being rich in biodiversity, do not have the financial capability or level of expertise to make the most of such natural resources.
The Darwin Initiative is accepting applications to Round 26 for its Partnership Projects funding programme.
Partnership Projects are small grants intended to help organisations who are new to the Darwin Initiative to develop a robust application. The awards do this by:
A successful Partnership Project should lead to a Main Darwin Initiative project application.
Partnership Projects support activities which might previously have been supported under a Darwin scoping award.
Applications for partnership projects must be to establish new partnerships and must not simply be to continue existing working relationships. Defra would normally expect applications from partnerships involving around 2-4 organisations.
Funding up to a maximum of £10,000 is available.
In most cases, travel should commence after 1 April 2020 and, at the latest, be completed by 31 March 2021.
The Main Projects, Fellowship Awards, and Darwin Plus (for UK Overseas Territories) programmes are also open to application.
The deadline for Round 26 Partnership Project applications is 5 November 2019.
Useful documents & links
Addresses and contacts
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
LTS International Ltd
Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan,
Tel: 0131 440 5181
Email: [email protected]