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

Cambodia - Mangrove and Sea Grass Conservation for Coastal Community
Dominica - Organic Farming Practices to Enhancing Honey Production
Mali - The Community Water Initiative (CWI)

Our stories

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Releasing our new brand identity...

The GEF Small Grants Programme is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! As part of this cerebration, we are releasing an updated logo as our new brand ... read more
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Winners of COP22 Youth Climate Video Competition A...

Bonn, 6 October 2016 - Two young climate activists from Tunisia and Vietnam who tell their inspiring stories of climate action and building public awareness ... 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