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
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)
Organization should be registered for at least three years.
Organisations and projects will be given preference to the
extent that they involve;
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
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
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.
Ramboojh Yadav / Satish Kumar
for Environment Education
0522-2716570, 2716628 (tel/fax)
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Uttaranchal)
Soumen Day / Moushumi Das
K.K. Bhatta Road
0361 – 2667382, 2516382,2515722,
Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Bar munda, HIG Colony
(For Orissa, West Bengal, Jharkhand)
Madhavi joshi / Ms. Devika Chakraborty
for Environment Education
Tekra, Ahmedabad - 380054
079- 6858002-09, Fax: 079- 6858010
Gujarat, Rajasthan, Daman & Diu and Dadra Nagar
S.M. Nair / Mr. Sharad Gaur
II Floor, Soami Nagar (N)
Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh,
GEF/CCF Small Grants Programme
Soami Nagar (N), New Delhi -110017
011-26497051, Fax: 011-26497041
GEF/CCF Small Grants Programme Application form