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

Syrian Arab Republic - Sustaining Livelihoods and Land Resources in Olive Mountains
GEF SGP UKraine- Ecological education of children as a token for the future of our Planet (Ukrainian)
Mauritius - Island Bright Spot Award, Grand Sable

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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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