Grant Size :  

$10,000 to $100,000

Closing Date :


GEF Small Grants Programme in Lebanon


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is inviting proposals for GEF Small Grants Programme.

Thematic Areas
  • Biodiversity

  • Land degradation

  • Climate Change

  • International Water

  • Chemicals

Focal Areas

The GEF Small Grants Programme, provides communities and civil society organizations with grants to enable them to implement projects in the focal areas of:

  • Conservation of biodiversity: in protected areas, critical forest ecosystems, and conservation of biodiversity related to sustainable agriculture.

  • Climate change mitigation: by reducing the percentage of greenhouses gases emission.

  • Prevention of Land degradation and soil erosion.

  • Protection of International Waters.

  • Reduction of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)/chemicals.

Funding Information

The maximum grant for one project is $ 50,000, as well as the maximum limit for one proponent is $ 50,000.

Types of Projects

Under priorities and focal areas mentioned above, grant is awarded to projects with the following activities:

  • Support planning and participation of the community: The maximum grant is US $ 2,000. The project aims to involve the community in determining the actual situation and developing plans to improve it.

  • Pilot projects: including projects with innovative ideas and application of appropriate techniques and technologies, feasibility study of these projects, encouraging project replication and scaling up.

  • Capacity building: aims to build the capacity of NGOs (training, technical support...) to implement local activities within the priorities and focal areas of interest of SGP.

  • Monitoring and analysis: include support of associations and research centers (especially universities) in projects that aims at assisting in monitoring existing projects, documenting successful projects, and drawing lessons learned.

  • Networking, policy discussion and information dissemination: including projects that support dissemination of information on successful projects, networking projects that provide joint work among all stakeholders, and projects related to advocacy to correct policies

  • Profit organizations (cooperatives, companies ...),

  • Individuals

  • Government institutions (municipalities, ministries ...)

  • Large associations with an annual budget of the past two years exceeding $300,000

  • International institutions

  • Political parties, associations with political agenda, associations named after political figures

  • Associations that have not completed by the Program (SGP)

  • Associations which have active members (chairman, board member, director) in another association that has not completed the implementation of a project funded by the program (SGP).

  • Associations that are members in the NSC.

Eligibility :

Selection Criteria

The applicant must:

  • Have experience, credibility and good governance (transparency, democracy, acceptance from the community and have previous experience in the field).

  • Be representative (public committee, NGO, research center or academic institution).

  • Coordinate with other local partners (public committees, NGOs, municipalities, private sector, youth clubs, women's associations, etc.).

  • Have the ability to write narrative and financial progress reports and to propose ways to modify and evaluate the project.

  • Be a non‐profit, non‐governmental body.

  • Have a bank account.

Post Date: 09-Jan-2023

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