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

Nigeria - MFA SGP
Samoa- Savaia Marine Reserve
Uruguay - Producción de energía renovable (biogas) en establecimientos lecheros y utilización de subproductos generados por el biodiges

Our stories

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SGP launches in Colombia...

Bogotá, July 15 2015 - The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) was launched in Colombia with the participation of Mr. Gabriel Vallejo, Minister of ... read more
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Five SGP grantee partners receive the Equator Priz...

December 7, 2015, Paris, France Five indigenous people organizations supported by the GEF Small Grants Programme were honored yesterday at the Equator Prize ... 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    ...read more