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

Mauritania - Local Solutions for Climate Change
Namibia - Grasslands
Mauritius - Island Bright Spot Award, Grand Sable

Our stories

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SGP grantee finalist at Yale Innovation Prize...

Photo (left to right): Ethan Miller, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University; Sabrina Szeto, ISTF Prize Coordinator - Yale University; Phai Bunleang ... read more
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The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) shares good ...

Honolulu, Hawaii, September 10h, 2016  The Small Grants Programme, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme-UNDP and funded by the Global ... 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