Small Grants Programme-India
is the Small Grants Programme?
Grants Programme (SGP), funded by the Global Environment Facility
(GEF), seeks to support activities, which demonstrate community-based
approaches and lessons learned from other development projects
that could reduce threats to the local and global environment.
GEF/SGP was launched in 1991 by UNDP to assist developing
countries in fulfilling their commitment towards the protection
of the global environment. The Programme is sourced with a
belief that global environmental problems can only be addressed
adequately, if local people are involved in decision making
at all levels. Even with small amounts of funding, communities
can undertake activities, which will make a significant difference
in their livelihoods and environment. UNDP GEF/SGP is currently
offered in 63 countries worldwide. The programme started in
India since 1996.
is executing the Programme?
Grants Programme (SGP) is administered by the UNDP and the
Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of
India (GoI). It is being implemented by Centre for Environment
Education (CEE) as the National Host Institution (NHI) since
sep 2000. CEE is a national level institution supported by
the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India
as a Centre of Excellence, and affiliated to the Nehru Foundation
for Development, Ahmedabad. CEE has its presence felt in all
the states & Union Territories of India through a local
network of 7 Regional Offices and 23 Field Offices across
the country. CEE is currently implementing 89 different projects
with an outreach to more than 300 villages and a population
2,50,000 people. An emphasis is more on establishing low cost,
low external input & easy to manage technologies.
are the Thematic Areas for GEF/SGP?
Grants Programme provides grants to organizations for activities
that address and provide solution to local & global environmental
problems, in the areas of;
Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
supports field based, bottom-up approach
Promote innovative community based projects to reduce
local environmental threats.
Build local capacity to implement sustainable development
strategies, creating ‘local ownerships’.
high replicability, Co-financing and scaling-up potential.
Creation of public awareness on environmental issues
as an integral part of the project.
Address livelihood, equality and gender concerns.
Create an impact /influence on policy/ at National/State/District
is the financial support provided by SGP?
will normally consider grants up to Rs. 15 lakh for each project.
In special cases, where co-financing commitments are more,
slightly higher budgets may be considered, if the project
activities justify this.
period for executing project
duration of the project vary between 18 to 24 months.
can submit a proposal?
Non Government Organization (NGOs)
Community Based Organization (CBOs)
should be registered for at least three years. Organisations
and projects will be given preference to the extent that they
as equal partners in programme implementation
population and isolated tribal communities
and Co-financing by partner organisations
and demonstrate participation, democracy, leverage financial
resources, flexibility, partnership and transparency in their
approach during implementation.
following are required to be sent along with the proposal
Annual Report, indicative of the activities performed
during the year, co-financing/contribution from partners
Copy of the Registration Certificate
Organisation Chart; List of key professionals/staff
and their responsibility areas
Audited financial report for last 3 years
one of the CEE Regional Cells/ Website to get details and
submit a ‘concept paper’.
Based on feedback of the concept paper, organisations
submit a detailed proposal in the prescribed format.
All Proposals are placed before Regional Committees
for their consideration.
Proposals, processed on the basis of the feedback of
the Regional Committees, are placed for approval to the National
Steering Committee (NSC) of SGP.
Decisions of the NSC are communicated to the participating
further details and application formats visit the website:www.sgpindia.org
Ms. Sanskriti Menon / Mr. Ulhas Gore
Flat No 10, Garden Estate, 167/1,168/1, New DP Road,
City International School, Aundh, Pune
(For Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Goa)
Dr. Shailaja R. / Mr. Ishwar Poojar
Kamala Mansion, 143, Infantry Road
Bangalore - 560001,Tel: 080 2869094, Fax:
(For Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,Kerala,Tamil Nadu, Pondichery,Andaman
& Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep)
Indira Nagar, Lucknow 226016 U.P.
Dr. Ramboojh Yadav / Satish Kumar
Centre for Environment Education
Tel - 0522-2716570, 2716628 (tel/fax)
(For Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttaranchal)
Mr. Soumen Day / Moushumi Das
Chenikuthi, K.K. Bhatta Road
Guwahati - 781003
Tel: 0361 – 2667382, 2516382,2515722,
(For Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram,Nagaland,Sikkim,Tripura)
A-5, Bar munda, HIG Colony
(For Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand)
Ms. Madhavi joshi / Ms. Devika Chakraborty
Centre for Environment Education
Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad - 380054
Tel: 079- 6858002-09, Fax: 079- 6858010
(For Gujarat, Rajasthan, Daman & Diu and Dadra Nagar
Dr. S.M. Nair / Mr. Sharad Gaur
B-73, II Floor, Soami Nagar (N)
New Delhi- 110017,
(For Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh,
UNDP GEF/CCF Small Grants
B-73, Soami Nagar (N), New Delhi -110017
Tel: 011-26497051, Fax: 011-26497041
GEF/CCF Small Grants Programme Application form