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

Interview with local teacher in charge of a turtle conservation education programme in Romblon, Philippines
Sri Lanka - Aranayaka
Dominica - Organic Farming Practices to Enhancing Honey Production

Our stories

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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
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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

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