Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives.

Our Communities

Sgp voices

Kenya - KIPEPEO Butterflies
Kazakhstan - Conservation of Pilot Important Bird Areas
Ukraine - Establishing the bioenergetic park of energy willow (Ukrainian)

Our stories

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25 years making waves to save the ocean...

 The world celebrates the World Oceans Day to bring awareness about the key role of oceans in everyday life and inform the public about the impact of ... read more
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Nigeria EnviroNews: What makes GEF's Small Grants ...

 Nigerian EnviroNews published an article  in marking the transition/renewal of the membership of the SGP National Steering Committee of ... read more