Grants and Schemes
The FIG Department of Agriculture does not align itself with any particular grant body but wished to assist with information sharing should land owners wish to apply to grants available.
The FIG Department of Agriculture will aim to keep this information as up to date as possible, adding existing grants as they become available and editing information on available grants if they change.
The Environmental Studies Budget
The Environmental Studies Budget grant scheme aims to help Falkland Islanders promote, conserve and protect our globally-significant biodiversity. Grants will support awareness-raising, research or conservation/ management activities that benefit the Falklands’ environment. These grants run annually. The grant is open to individuals as well as organisations located within the Falkland Islands.
The Darwin Plus Local
Darwin Plus Local is a new scheme within the existing UK government’s Darwin Plus fund, which funds projects to protect the unique biodiversity and improve resilience to climate change within the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs).
More information about the Darwin Plus Local can be found on the following websites:
FIDC Grants and Loans
FIDC administers loan and grant funding schemes for both the business and domestic community including the new FIDC Green Business Programme, established to support the Falkland Islands’ aspirations as a community to be more environmentally focussed, and enable sustainable business practices, developing a green economy. It is linked to the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce Climate Pledge. The Business Development Team work closely with clients to develop the best and most appropriate funding packages. To ensure completion, some projects may require funding that combines both grant and loan elements, or a combination of grants.
Follow the link for details on all grants and loans available: http://fidc.co.fk/finance/loans-and-grants/
Tourism Business Grant Schemes – FITB
All tourism related businesses are eligible, including sole traders, partnerships, and incorporated companies. Proposals may be for the establishment of a new business or for enhancing an existing one.
Multiple applications are permitted; however, businesses are limited to the maximum grant fund per annum (July to June). Please note that the application must be made before any costs are incurred, as retrospective applications will not be considered.
Information and application of the FITB grants available are on this website: