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Призыв к участию в Дарвинской инициативе

Applicants are invited to apply for Scoping Projects which are small grants intended to help applicants who are new to the Darwin Initiative.The aim is to develop a workable project idea and build potential project partnerships within the country where the project would take place.

Funding up to £10,000 is available to cover the following costs:

        The actual cost of one return economy-class ticket for up to two people from the lead organisation to the proposed host country to meet with the main project partners;

        The actual cost of any visas or other necessary travel documents (including travel/medical insurance);

        Actual costs related to workshops or meetings, supported by valid receipts;

        Daily subsistence costs for a maximum of 30 days per person for the main traveler (and secondary traveller if applicable) to cover reasonable accommodation and food costs for the visit. These costs should be realistic and should be in line with any rates applied within applicant’s own organisation. If the rates quoted appear to be high, then applicants may be asked to justify them, but they will not, in themselves, lead to applicant’s application being unsuccessful;

        Actual costs related to preparatory work e.g. in-country visits to assess technical facilities, travel and field-work costs incurred by in-country partners to visit field sites and colleagues.

Eligibility Criteria

Applications for scoping awards must be to establish new partnerships and must not simply be to continue existing working relationships. Darwin Initiative would normally expect applications from partnerships involving around 2 to 4 organisations.

        Scoping award lead applicants must also meet all of the following criteria:

        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.

        Scoping award partners:

        should not have led a Darwin main project before (with the exception of the lead applicant)

        at least one of the partners should be new to the partnership

Deadline: 2 February 2018 For more information, please visit Scoping Projects.