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

Brazil - Cerrado Fruits Collection to Conserve Nature (English)
Malaysia- Reef Check Anti Littering Sketch
Ukraine: "Preservation and rehabilitation of flora and fauna in Polissya region" (English subtitles)

Our stories

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Second Global Youth Video Competition on Climate C...

(Bonn, Germany, 20 May 2016) – Starting today, young people are invited to tell the world how they are shaping a more sustainable future by entering the ... read more
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Afghanistan - 2015 Equator Prize Winner Brings Bac...

Badakhshan, 20 January 2016 – Ahmad Seyar woke up early one morning in late September, performed his prayers and went back to bed. Then he picked up his ... 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