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

Indigenous People' s Capacity Building in Animal Health Care and Biodiversity Conservation-Cameroon
Armenia - Capacity Building for Managing Khosrov Forest State Reserve
Uzbekistan - Scientific Experimental Station for the development of fish farming (in Russian language)

Our stories


SGP spotlights community experiences in chemicals ...

On 25 April, 2017, on the occasion of the 8th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions and the 13th COP of the Basel Convention, ... read more

Pilawary Farm: Organic agriculture as a pathway to...

This year, on International Women’s Day, the global community celebrates Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives. In alignment with the theme ... read more