The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides civil society organisations with grants to enable them to tackle climate change, conserve biodiversity, protect international waters, reduce the impact of chemicals and prevent land degradation.
With these environment focused ‘grant projects’ the Programme also seeks to generate sustainable livelihoods and reduce poverty in the world’s neediest countries and regions. The SGP motto is ‘Community Action with Global Impact!’
Civil society organisations can apply for grants in the following areas:
- Climate Change Mitigation
- Land Degradation
- Sustainable Forest Management
BUDGET & TYPES OF GRANTS
Planning Grant: is a tool to assist with the development of project ideas and proposals for project grants. The total amount available is US$5,000.00.
These grants are used to help civil society organisations to 1) write better proposals by assessing problems more carefully and 2) endure a participatory approach is used in project development and design.
Full Project Grant: is used to identify environmental problems and implement activities that will be used to address them. The total amount available is US$50,000.00.
Any civil society organisation registered as a non‐ profit organisation under the 1995 Companies Act or has a letter of registration from a Government ministry such as the Ministry of Community Development, Ministry of Education or Ministry of Sports etc., can apply for funding. Organisations should be registered for at least 2 years.
Procedures and Deadlines for Submitting Project Concepts:
Applicants should complete a ‘Project Concept Template’ and submit it no later than 26th January 2015.
By Mail, applications can be addressed to:
The National Coordinator
GEF SGP Trinidad and Tobago
3A Chancery Lane
Port of Spain
Applications can also be emailed to: email@example.com
For more information contact the GEF SGP National Coordinator or Programme Assistant at: 623‐4056 Ext 252/254.
Further information about the GEF SGP can be accessed at: