Grant Amount

SGP grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recognition of the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns. The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000. In this way, SGP complements the large and medium-sized GEF project funding by providing a window for the direct participation of NGOs, local communities, and other grassroots organizations.

Eligibility requirements

All project proposals submitted to SGP country teams need to demonstrate:

  • How the proposed project proposal meets the GEF SGP criteria by articulating how project objectives and activities would have an impact in the SGP areas of work -GEF focal areas-. For more information on this please visit our areas of work section.
  • How they respond or are aligned to the targets and objectives of the SGP Country Programme Strategy(CPS) of their country. Please visit your coutry page to download a copy of the CPS or contact the NC.
  • Be proposed by national CBOs and NGOs.

How to apply

Below is a graph that explains the usual steps to apply to SGP:


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***SGP does not charge a fee at any stage of the selection process. Please contact National Coordinators directly to find out how to apply.