GEF Small Grants Programme-UNDP

1) Objective

The GEF Small Grants Programme, provides communities and civil society organizations with grants to enable them to implement projects in the focal areas of: (1) conservation of biodiversity: in protected areas, critical forest ecosystems, and conservation of biodiversity related to sustainable agriculture; (2) climate change mitigation: by reducing the percentage of greenhouses gases emission; (3) prevention of land degradation and soil erosion; (4) protection of international waters; and (5) reduction of persistent organic pollutants (POPs)/chemicals. Under priorities and focal areas mentioned above, grant is awarded to projects with the following activities: (1) support planning and participation of the community, the project aims to involve the community in determining the actual situation and developing plans to improve it; (2) 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; (3) 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; (4) monitoring and analysis: includes 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; and (5) 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.

2) Eligibility

Eligible applicant must: (1) have experience, credibility and good governance (transparency, democracy, acceptance from the community and have previous experience in the field); (2) be representative (public committee, NGO, research center or academic institution); (3) coordinate with other local partners (public committees, NGOs, municipalities, private sector, youth clubs, women's associations, etc.); (4) have the ability to write narrative and financial progress reports and to propose ways to modify and evaluate the project; and (5) be a non-profit, non-governmental body.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Lebanon.

4) Budget

GEF SGP grant requests should not exceed US$50,000 per project. The project implementation period should not exceed 3 years.

5) Application

Deadline for proposals submission is 10 August 2018.