The Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility

.Status: Active
Duration: 2012 – 2024
Budget: US$2.37 million
Coverage: Republic of Moldova
Beneficiaries: CSOs. These include the Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community-based Organizations (CBOs), community groups, research institutions
Focus Area: Climate Change, Environment & Energy
Partners: Ministry of Environment, NGOs, Local Public Authorities, Civil Society, Donor Organizations
Project Document:
  • GEF SGP Country Programme Strategy (CPS) OP 7, for the period 2020-2024 
  • Project Summary:

    Launched in 1992, SGP supports activities of non-governmental and community-based organizations 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.


    • Promote and support innovative, inclusive and impactful initiatives, as well as encourage partnerships of multiple actors at local level to address global environmental issues in priority land landscapes;
    • Develop community-level strategies and implement technologies that could reduce threats to the global environment if they are replicated over time;
    • Gather lessons from community-level experience and initiate the sharing of successful community-level strategies and innovations among CSOs and NGOs, host governments, development aid agencies, GEF and others working on a regional or global scale;
    • Build partnerships and networks of stakeholders to support and strengthen community, NGO and national capacities to address global environmental problems and promote sustainable development.

    Expected results:

    • Community Landscape Conservation;
    • Promoting the Climate Smart Innovative Agroecology;
    • Capacity development for resilient and low-emission urban development through integrated and inclusive community-driven solutions;
    • Promoting the Low Carbon Energy Access Co-benefits;
    • Promoting the Local to Global Chemical Management Coalitions;
    • Developing the CSO-Government Policy and Planning Dialogue Platforms (Grant-makers+);
    • Promoting Social Inclusion (Grant-makers+);
    • Global Reach for Citizen Practice-Based Knowledge program (Grant-makers+).


    • 37 projects are successfully completed, and 9 projects are under execution;
    • 7,830 hectares of globally significant biodiversity area are protected or sustainably managed within the implemented projects;
    • 282.29 tons of CO2 are decreased or avoided by energy efficient and renewable energy technologies introduced within SGP projects;
    • 48 ha of forest plantations and 8 ha of forest strips were created
    • 70 tons of e-waste collected;
    • 301,860 people benefit from the implemented projects within SGP programme;
    • 32,810 women participated/got involved in SGP projects.
    Years Budget Delivery
    GEF (Global Environment Facility) European Union
    2012 $200,000      
    2013 $400,000     $189,970
    2014   $200,000   $191,600  
    2015     $195,417  
    2016 $450,000   $161,097  
    2017 $420,000     $305,874  
    2018     $257,522  
    2019 $400,000   $766,012  
    2020 $250,000     $253,000
    2021 $250,000    
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