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

St Lucia - Bellle Vue
Mauritius - Minimization and Safe Disposal of Pesticide Waste Part 2
Upgrading of historical and architectural Sardoba construction (in Russian language)

Our stories

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SGP Ecuador - Informative bulletin November 2014...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes  its on line informative bulletin. November 2014 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more
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SGP Armenia - Improving Energy Resilience in Armen...

  Transition to energy resilience through raising energy efficiency in educational institutions of Stepanavan town The problem Due to its ... read more

Featured Publications

20 anniversary cover 20 Years: Community Action for the Global Environment

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) over the last two decades (1992-2012), and recounts the ground gained in supporting communities and civil society organizations in their efforts to implement environment-cum-development initiatives.    ...read more