UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme for NGOs/CBOs: Up to $30,000 for Projects

Deadline: October 17, 2013

Eligible NGOs and CBOs are invited to submit project concept notes for the Small Grants Programme (SGP), which is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The SGP will support small scale projects relating to 5 thematic areas, for activities that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people’s well-being and livelihoods, taking into consideration gender, vulnerability and equality concerns.

The programme is rooted in the belief that global environmental problems can best be addressed if local people are involved and there are direct community benefits and ownership. The maximum duration for projects is 24 months. The maximum grant amount obtainable per project is US$ 30,000. However, in exceptional cases US $ 50 000 may be considered

Thematic Areas

The SGP aims to deliver global environmental benefits in the areas of:

  1. biodiversity conservation,
  2. climate change mitigation,
  3. protection of fresh water and marine resources,
  4. prevention of land degradation and
  5. elimination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other harmful chemicals through community-based approaches.


Civil society organizations (CSOs) with priority for national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), farmers, scientific community, women’s groups, and the youth and children organizations.

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