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

Lesotho - Grantee Herder Groups
Lebanon - Protecting Baabda Forest
Ukraine: "Ecological network as a method to protect environment on local level" (Ukrainian)

Our stories


SGP joins up adaptation practitioners at the 10th ...

Last week, the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) participated at the 10th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate ... read more

SGP celebrates World Water Day 2016 by helping con...

Sarteneja, a traditional fishing community on the northeastern coast of Belize, is considered one of the primary stakeholders of the Belize Barrier Reef ... 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