Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme
This programme aims to support activities of non-governmental and community-based organisations in developing countries towards climate change abatement, conservation of biodiversity, protection of international waters, reduction of the impact of persistent organic pollutants and prevention of land degradation while generating sustainable livelihoods. NGOs, CBOs or a grassroots organization in Latin America and Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Arab states, Europe and CIS with a proposed site or intervention corresponding to one of the GEF operational programmes.The principle objectives are to develop community-level strategies and implement technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment if they are replicated over time; to 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; to build partnerships and networks of stakeholders to support and strengthen community, NGO and national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development; to ensure that conservation and sustainable development strategies and projects that protect the global environment are understood and practised by communities and other key stakeholders.
Programme is administered by participating World Bank Country Offices.
Priority is given to the organisations not supported by the Programme in previous years.
Maximum grant amount is US$50,000 and the average grant amount is around US$20,000.
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