Started in 1992, the GEF SGP provides financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods. SGP grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recognition of the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns.
The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000. In this way, SGP complements the large and medium-sized GEF project funding by providing a window for the direct participation of NGOs, local communities, and other grassroots organizations. You should contact your GEF National Coordinator if you are interested in making an application.