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

One Day on Earth 2011 - Spoon Maker in Kure Mountains Turkey - Subtitled
Tajikistan - SGP Tajikistan
Kenya - POPs Project by SGP in Mt Kenya 2010

Our stories


SGP celebrates International Women's Day 2016...

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, people around the world join forces to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. ... read more

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

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