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 grant making 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. SGP has supported over 20,000 community-based projects in 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.
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.
Since 1992 and ongoing
Implementing agencies: UNDP, MNRE-GEF
Supporting partners: MWCSD, MAF
Biodiversity,chemicals,Climate Change – mitigation and adaptation,International Waters,Land Degradation, Sustainable Forest Management