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

Argentina - Decrease of Industrial Effluents Emission in the Home-made Olive Industry (English)
El Salvador - Ecoturismo y uso Sostenible
Jamaica - Community Actions for Global Transformation Part 4

Our stories


SGP Ecuador - Informative bulletin February 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its on line informative bulletin. February 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

Afghanistan - Forest Preservation at a Remote Area...

A forest that blankets a mountain along the Kishim River in Tagab district of northeastern Badakhshan province and where wild animals, rare plants and a ... 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 more