GEF Small Grants Programme - Call for Project Concept Notes from Maldivian NGOs/CBOs

Sep 16, 2013

Call for Project Concept Notes from Maldivian NGOs/CBOs  - The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)

The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). It is rooted in the belief that global environmental problems can best be addressed if local people are involved and there are direct community benefits and ownership.

Focal Areas:
The SGP aims to deliver global environmental benefits in the areas of: biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation, protection of fresh water and marine resources, prevention of land degradation and elimination of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and other harmful chemicals through community-based approaches.

The SGP will support small scale projects relating to the above 5 thematic areas, for activities that conserve and restore the environment while enhancing people's well-being and livelihoods, taking into consideration gender, vulnerability and equality concerns.

Who can apply?
Civil society organizations (CSOs) with priority for national and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), farmers, scientific community, women’s groups, and the youth and children organizations.

How much?
The maximum grant amount obtainable per project is US$ 30,000
However, in exceptional cases US $ 50 000 may be considered

Project duration:

Maximum duration is 24 months.

Deadline: 17 October 2013, Thursday 5.00 pm

Selection of grantees will follow a two stage process: proponents whose concept notes are shortlisted will be first invited to submit full proposals. The full proposals will then be evaluated to select successful grantees.

More details on SGP, guidelines for application and concept note templates are attached, or can be obtained by contacting the below.

For more information contact:

Fathimath Ghina
National Coordinator
GEF Small Grants Programme
United Nations Development Programme
Male', Maldives
Tel: 3343217/3324501
Fax: 3324504


Muaz Adnan
Program Assistant
GEF Small Grants Programme
United Nations Development Programme
Male', Maldives
Tel: 3343261/3324501
Fax: 3324504

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