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

Turkey - Bicycle
Brazil - Cerrado Fruits Collection to Conserve Nature (Portuguese)
GEF SGP Ukraine "Energy saving and renewable solar energy usage"- (Russian)

Our stories

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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
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SGP Ecuador - Informative bulletin October 2014...

SGP Ecuador prepares its on line informative bulletin. October 2014 of this bulletin can be accessed ... 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