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  GEF Small Grants Programme (Deadline - 31 March 2017!)
Call for Full Proposals.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Malaysia is seeking qualified civil society organizations to put forward Full Project Proposal.

The principle objectives of the Small Grants Programme are:

  • 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 CBOs 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.
  • Ensure that conservation and sustainable development strategies and projects that protect the global environment are understood and practised by communities and other key stakeholders.

Selection and Judging

The full project proposals will be reviewed by National Coordinator (NC) to ascertain that it is prepared according the application format and fulfil all the necessary requirements. The applicants will be communicated by SGP secretariat if additional documents or information are needed to support the proposals. Satisfactory submissions will be compiled and documented for consideration by the National Steering Committee (NSC) in its subsequent meetings. The NSC has the final authority to approve or reject a project proposal seeking SGP grants.

Grant Amount

SGP grants are made directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in recognition of the key role they play as a resource and constituency for environment and development concerns. The maximum grant amount per project is US$50,000, but averages around US$25,000. SGP providing a window for the direct participation of NGOs, local communities, and other grassroots organizations.

Eligibility requirements

Eligible Organisation

  • Locally registered Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). GEF SGP Malaysia grants are available ONLY for not-for-profit NGOs/CBOs/CSOs, etc. Applicant who fail to provide a copy of certificate of registration will not be considered for evaluation.
  • Local registered bank account of the organisation.
  • Organisation must have strong organizational capacity to implement SGP grant projects and meet SGP requirements.

Eligible Project Activities

All project proposals submitted to SGP Secretariat need to demonstrate:

  • How the proposed project proposal meets the GEF SGP criteria by articulating how project objectives and activities would have an impact in the SGP areas of work -GEF focal areas. For more information on this please visit our areas of work section.
  • How the proposed project proposal respond or are aligned to the targets and objectives of the SGP Malaysia Country Programme Strategy (CPS). Please visit our website and download a copy of the CPS or contact the NC.
  • Demonstrate strong community involvement in the proposed project.
  • Focus on environmental issues and livelihood improvement.

Deadline: 31 March 2017 (Friday), 5.00 PM.

The Full Proposal template and the Proposal  Writing Guideline documents can be downloaded from this website.

To obtain more details on SGP and guidelines for application please contact:
Lee Shin Shin

National Coordinator
GEF Small Grants Programme


Wisma UN, Block C
Kompleks Pejabat Damansara
Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Phone (Dir.): (603) 2107 6055 or
Phone: (603) 2107 6000 extn 6055
Fax: (603) 2094 1309