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

Tuvalu - Funafuti Conservation Project
Brazil - Imbira Peoples (English)
Ukraine - Alternative energy: usage of solar energy generators (Ukrainian)

Our stories

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More Corals, More Fish...

Fragments of Hope, an NGO and GEF-Small Grants Programme grantee partner from Belize, is among the recipients of the 2017 Momentum for Change Awards. Momentum ... read more
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Community-based ecotourism protects biodiversity i...

 Around 8,000 visitors each year experience the Muyil wetlands, mangroves, canals, blue lagoon, and local caves with Sian Ka’an Community Tours. On ... read more