Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP)
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.