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DEFRA Darwin Plus

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DEFRA Darwin Plus

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Darwin Plus is one of Defra’s Biodiversity Challenge Funds and aims to help deliver long-term strategic outcomes for the natural environment in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs).

Biodiversity in the UKOTs is globally significant: the UKOTs are home to some of the world’s most delicate and complex ecosystems, and habitats containing many endemic species.

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There are two grant schemes open:

Darwin Plus Main

Project value £50k – £1m, deadline to apply 3rd June 2024. This scheme consists of a two-stage application.

Darwin Plus Strategic

Project value £1m-£3m, deadline to apply 29th July 2024. This scheme is a one-stage application.

Darwin Plus supports environmental projects in the UKOTs, split across four broad themes:

  • Biodiversity: improving and conserving biodiversity, and slowing or reversing biodiversity loss and degradation;
  • Climate change: responding to, mitigating and adapting to climate change and its effects on the natural environment and local communities;
  • Environmental quality: improving the condition and protection of the natural environment;
  • Capability and capacity building: enhancing the capacity within UKOTs to support the environment in the short- and long-term.
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