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

Chad - SOS Elephants
Ecuador - Proyecto Apoyo
Rwanda - United Nations Development Program

Our stories

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Knowledge Fair in Camagüey Botanical Gardens, Cub...

The Small Grants Programme has been executing projects in Cuba since 2005, and to date SGP Cuba has developed and executed 134 projects at the national level, ... read more
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Protecting endangered sea turtles in Malaysia...

Seven different species of sea turtles – also known as marine turtles – inhabit our oceans. Of these seven, only the green turtle has a stable population ... read more