Financing opportunities

Small Grants Programme


Adaptation, Mitigation


• Develop community-level strategies and implement technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment if they are replicated over time; • Gather lessons from community-level experience and initiate the sharing of successful community-level strategies and innovations among CBOs and NGOs, host governments, development aid agencies, GEF and others working on a regional or global scale, and; • Build partnerships and networks of stakeholders to support and strengthen community, NGO and national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development.


Low carbón Energy efficiency Renewable energy Transport Urban Infrastructure Comunity based adaptation

Eligible organisations:

Community-based or non-governmental organizations (CBOs or NGOs) in 101 SGP participating countries

Eligible Projects or Programmes:

The projects in GEF SGP climate change portfolio include the following initiatives: Cost-effective renewable energy such as solar panels, solar heaters, micro hydropower plants, biodigestors and biomass generators. Energy efficient technologies for houses, buildings, and industry, including fuel wood-efficient stoves. Local sustainable transport solutions promoting mass transit, non-motorized transport, emissions monitoring and reduction, and liquid bio-fuels. Carbon storage, such as reforestation, cultivation and compost creation initiatives.

Proposal/Application requirements:

No information

Proposal evaluation criteria:

SGP-eligible activities must demonstrate the removal of local barriers to energy conservation and energy efficiency, promote the adoption of renewable energy, or promote environmentally sustainable transportation options.

How to Apply:

The application process follows these steps: 1. The project proponent contacts the SGP National Coordinator (in the local UNDP country office or in the host NGO) to receive project application guidelines and forms. 2. With assistance from the National Coordinator and using the standard SGP format, the proponent prepares a brief project concept paper and submits this to the coordinator. 3. The national coordinator reviews and pre-screens the concept paper according to GEF criteria and criteria adopted by the National Steering Committee (NSC) for activities in that country. 4. If the project is judged eligible, the project proponent prepares a project proposal; in some cases, this step may be supported by a planning grant. 5. Completed project proposals are submitted by the National Coordinator or the NSC.

Funding limit for individual projects:

$50,000 per project

Additional information:

No additional information

Activities supported:

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