Call for Proposals: GEF Small Grants Programme

Agency: Global Environment Facility

Value: $150,000US

Eligible Caribbean & Latin American Countries: Grenada

Field: Biodiversity Conservation, Climate Change Mitigation, Protection of International Waters, Prevention of Land Degradation, and Persistent Organic Pollutants

Deadline:April 14, 2017




The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) provides financial and technical support to civil society organizations (CSOs) in 126 countries. Grenada based CSOs (including national non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, professional associations, academic organizations, faith-based organizations, youth groups, business civic organizations, hotel and tourism associations and foundations) are invited to apply for grants from the Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP).

All projects should fit within the GEF Focal Areas. Projects should also have viable sustainable livelihood components. Projects that facilitate the participation of poor and vulnerable groups as well as youth and women will be given priority.

All projects should contribute to environmental sustainability; alleviate poverty; and build capacity in communities. Project proposals should address the priorities identified in the Grenada Country Programme Strategy (CPS) (2015 – 2018).

The SGP offers funding at two levels as follows:

  1. Planning Grants: Planning Grants are meant to help applicants initiate a participatory planning process, undertake research, assess their capacity and/or hire consultants to help them define a project and prepare a proposal to access a Full Grant.

These grants are up to a maximum of US$5,000 but most awards usually average US$2,000. It is only in exceptional circumstances that a planning grant will be awarded for US$5,000. The exceptions are when a significant amount of research is needed prior to defining and developing a project proposal; and where business plans are required.

  1. Full Strategic Grants: These grants are given for project implementation and can be for a maximum of US$150,000.

For further details see here