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Funding: Darwin Initiative Scope Awards - Deadline: 2nd February

 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) awards of up to £10,000 are available for scoping projects that develop workable project ideas and create new partnerships to carry them out.  It is anticipated that the partnerships would include between two and four organisations, and the lead organisation must meet all of the following:

  • Have recognised expertise in the sustainable use or conservation of biodiversity and/or development.
  • Have a proven track record of managing biodiversity-related and/or natural resource orientated development projects in partnership with local organisations.
  • Can provide evidence of work which has had an impact on the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity and/or sustainable economic development.
  • Can demonstrate that alternative funding - including financial support from their own organisation - is not available to develop the Darwin project proposal in consultation with their partners. Scoping award funding should not be seen as an alternative to seeking matched funding from other sources.

The deadline for applications is Fri 2nd February. For more information please click here