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

Tanzania - Conservation of Forest
Brazil - Cerrado Fruits Collection to Conserve Nature (English)
Kenya and Namibia - World Environment Day: Africa Sustainable Energy

Our stories


SGP shares the experience of communities working o...

The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) participated at the GEF Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC-8) that took place from 9-13 May 2016 in Negombo, ... read more

SGP Ecuador - Informative bulletin January 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its on line informative bulletin. January 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

Featured Publications

IW 2016 publication Scaling Up Community Actions for International Waters Management...

This publication reviews the results achieved by the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) in international waters in the last five years (2011 - 2016). During this time, SGP supported 265 communities and civil society organizations in more