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

Kazakhstan - Conservation of Pilot Important Bird Areas
St Lucia - Bellle Vue
Ukraine - Strengthening Environmental Governance by Building the Capacity of Non-Governmental Organizations

Our stories

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Releasing our new brand identity...

The GEF Small Grants Programme is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! As part of this cerebration, we are releasing an updated logo as our new brand ... read more
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Welcoming our new Global Manager Yoko Watanabe...

We are delighted to welcome Yoko Watanabe as our new Global Manager of the GEF Small Grants Programme. Yoko has over 20 years of professional experiences ... read more