GEF SGP in the I.R. of Iran information package in PersianNov 16, 2015
Established in 1992, the year of the Rio Earth Summit, the GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) embodies the very essence of sustainable development by "thinking globally acting locally". By providing financial and technical support to projects that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, SGP demonstrates that community action can maintain the fine balance between human needs and environmental imperatives. GEF SGP became operational in I.R. Iran in 2001 in the middle of GEF Operational Phase 2 as the 54th country that joined the programme.
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.
To learn more click on the links below:
- Table of Content
- GEF SGP Brochure
- Criteria for GEF SGP Projects and How to Go About It
- Summary of GEF SGP Strategic Guidelines
- GEF SGP Focal Areas and How Do They Relate to Projects
- Sustainability of GEF SGP Project
- Information on Organization Form
- Proposal Form
- Strategic Outlook for OP6 and Alighnment with GEF and UNDP Strategies