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.

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Voluntary Small Grants Programme
Mali - The Community Water Initiative (CWI)
Barbados - Making a Difference Community Involvement for a Better Environment

Our stories

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Chemical free farming paves the way to sustainabil...

  Highlights  160 farmers participated  344 taro were planted and 82% of the crop was sold, fetching $486.00.  The ... read more
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Afghanistan - Green Energy and Clean Water Improve...

Sang-e-Nawishta, Nov 2015 – Sang-e-Nawishta is only a short drive from the centre of Kabul, but until a few months ago the villagers who live here had no ... 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