The GEF Small Grants Programme

25 years of impact

The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 1992.

SGP grantmaking in over 125 countries promotes community-based innovation, capacity development, and empowerment through sustainable development projects of local civil society organizations with special consideration for indigenous peoples, women, and youth. 

In particular, SGP supports biodiversity conservation,climate change mitigation and adaptation, prevention of land degradation,protection of international waters, and reduction of the impact of chemicals, while generating sustainable livelihoods.