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

Viet Nam – Dong Ban Community Preventing Desertification
Costa Rica - Communities Combat Climate Change
Ukraine - Establishing the bioenergetic park of energy willow (Ukrainian)

Our stories


Ecuador- Informative bulletin June 2015...

SGP Ecuador prepares and publishes its own online informative bulletin. June 2015 of this bulletin can be accessed ... read more

SGP presents at Gender-Responsive Financing in a ...

Honolulu, Hawaii- On the occasion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress that is taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, SGP participated in a workshop ... 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