Last December 2nd, Ford Motor Company announced the winners of its 2010 Conservation and Environmental Grants in China (CEGC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. During the ceremony, a grantee of the GEF Small Grants Programme, the organization Ningxia Center for Environment and Poverty Alleviation and the SGP supported project 'Environmental Sustainable Development Project in Yingxi Village, Yanchi County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region' won one of the 28 awards. The NGO will use this grant to duplicate and scale up the SGP project.
The 28 winners were selected from more than 230 applicants through a rigorous process by an independent judging panel. The winner project supported by SGP aims to promote rural environment-friendly facilities including energy-saving stoves, energy-saving heatable brick beds, solar heating houses, solar stoves and "trinity" biogas facilities to help farmers establish various household ecological models.