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

Zambia - Conservation Farming and Tree Planting Nyimba District
Dominican Republic - Local Action for Global Conservation
Indonesia - Communities voice on SGP Indonesia and Teras Mitra (the network of SGP Indonesia partners)

Our stories

video_competition.jpg

Youth Video Competition for Paris 2015 Launched on...

Bonn, 5 June 2015 — Starting today, young people around the globe are invited to share what they are doing to combat climate change in the Global Youth Video ... read more
images/stories/articles.jpg

SGP Ecuador - Special edition of Informative bull...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its on line informative bulletin.  Special edition of Informative bulletin March 2015 can be accessed ... 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