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GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP) Jamaica
(7th Operational Phase: July 2020-June 2024)


The GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF SGP), implemented by the UNDP, provides financial and technical support to communities and CSOs to meet the overall objective of “global environmental benefits secured through community-based initiatives and actions”. SGP funds “small grants” up to a maximum of US$50,000. A 1:1 matching co-financing (cash and kind) is required. These “larger” projects allow for scaling up and cover many communities within a critical landscape or seascape. The GEF SGP has expanded to provide assistance to 132 countries. We believe that community-driven and civil society-led initiatives can generate environmental benefits, while supporting sustainable livelihoods, community resilience building and local empowerment. This is one of the most effective ways to address global environmental challenges. SGP Jamaica became a member in June 2003 and started financing projects in June 2005. Since then, GEF SGP Jamaica has succeeded in funding and providing support for over 150 projects.

Please email project concepts in word format (no pdf) to:

Concepts must be completed using the template provided as concepts that are not completed using the
GEF SGP template will not be considered.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

For further information please contact the Secretariat at

visit our website at:


Friday, March 10, 2023@ 5:00 p.m. (Jamaica Time)