For Indian NGOs - Call for Proposals: The GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme (SGP) Up to INR 18 lacs

Posted by kaushik on June 12, 2013 at 3:15 AM

The GEF-UNDP Small GrantsProgramme (SGP) was launched by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) through the United Nations Development Programme to assist developing countries in fulfilling their commitment of protecting the environment through local actions. The programme in India is implemented through the Centre for Environment Education (CEE).  The SGP programme is sourced with the belief that global environmental problems can be addressed effectively, if local people are involved in decision-making at all levels within projects and have control over resources. It demonstrates that with small amount of funding, the communities at the grassroots level can make significant difference in their livelihoods and the environment. 

 

The fresh grant under the fifth Operational Phase of the SGP is now available.

 

GEF/UNDP CEE invites‘Call for Proposals’ which will be open till 31 July 2013.

 

 

Focus Areas 


The proposals are invited under the GEF thematic areas of:


(1) Biodiversity Conservation; 

(2) Climate Change; 

(3) Protection of International Waters;

(4) Prevention of Land Degradation; and

(5) Phasing out of Persistent Organic Pollutants (PoPs)/Chemical Management.

 

Criterion and Extent of Financial Support 


The proposals are invited from Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) who are registered for more than three years and have three years’ audited accounts. The duration of each proposal may vary from 18 to 30 months. SGP will consider grants of up to INR 18 lakhs for each project. In special cases,where co-financing and partnership commitments are more, higher budgets may be considered, if the project activities justify the same.

 

SGP supports field-based, participatory process approach. Organizations and projects will be given preference to the extent that they:

 

  • Promote innovative community-based initiatives to reduce local environmental threats
  • Build local capacity to implement sustainable development strategies creating ‘local ownerships and institutional capabilities’
  • Demonstrate high replicability, co-financing and scaling-up potential
  • Foster public awareness on environmental issues as an integral part of the project
  • Address livelihood, equality and gender concerns and sensitivities Involve women, marginalized populations and isolated tribal communities as equal partners in programme implementation
  • Create an impact, influence policies and partnership at the national, state and district levels in the country
  • Generate local knowledge and involvement of communities in planning, implementing and monitoring of projects
  • Encourage sustainability and demonstrate people’s participation, democracy, flexibility, partnership and transparency in their approach during implementation of activities in projects 

 

The interested NGOs/CBOs may download the form from the website:  www.sgpindia.org and submit the proposal to the CountryProgramme Manager, GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme, Centre for Environment Education, C-40, South Extension Part II, Ground Floor, New Delhi-110049 along with the following documents:

 

  1. Annual Report, indicative of the activities performed during the year,contribution from partners and projects
  2. Copy of the Registration Certificate
  3. Organization Structure, list of key professional/staff and their areas of expertise
  4. Audited financial reports of the last three years
  5. Demonstrated capacity in implementation and management of resources and in the GEF related areas


The decision of the National SteeringCommittee on the acceptance/rejection of any proposal is final. 

 

For more information, visitthis link:

 

http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/call-for-proposals--small-grants-programme/

 

 

With best wishes for your organization,

 

 

 

Kaushik Chaudhury

kaushikchaudhury@yahoo.com

Advisor - ProjectPreparation/Writing

http://www.kaushikchaudhury.webs.com

 

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Reply kaushik
2:05 AM on August 5, 2013 
weaker section and tribal rehabilitation charitable trust says...
Dear Sir,
our westrictrust last four years doing following activities,

1) Women s self help group formation (300 shg Total Womenes 6000)
2) women-es Empowerment training
3)Rural sanitation awareness and construction( 20,000 nos toilet) in our
trust working areas
4) old age people development activities
5) Rajiv Gandhi national drinking water awareness programme
6) Environmental awareness programme

Note. our organisation having four years annual auditing report this is for your kind information do the needfull.


Regards,
G.Jagan,
Westrictrust Managing Trustee,
Cell.9791494032,9488194032,
Email.westrictrust@gmail.com


Dear Mr Jagan,

Mail sent to: westrictrust@gmail.com

Kaushik Chaudhury
Reply weaker section and tribal rehabilitation charitable trust
4:28 AM on August 3, 2013 
Dear Sir,
our westrictrust last four years doing following activities,

1) Women s self help group formation (300 shg Total Womenes 6000)
2) women-es Empowerment training
3)Rural sanitation awareness and construction( 20,000 nos toilet) in our
trust working areas
4) old age people development activities
5) Rajiv Gandhi national drinking water awareness programme
6) Environmental awareness programme

Note. our organisation having four years annual auditing report this is for your kind information do the needfull.


Regards,
G.Jagan,
Westrictrust Managing Trustee,
Cell.9791494032,9488194032,
Email.westrictrust@gmail.com
Reply kaushik
3:19 AM on July 15, 2013 
K.P.Sinha says...
Dear Kaushik Chaudhury,
This is to request you to assist our organization for project planning to SGP. If it may be possible, write me soon for the conditions.

K.P.Sinha
Phone 9425514718


Dear Mr Sinha,

Mail sent to: jss.abhanpur@gmail.com

Kaushik Chaudhury
Reply K.P.Sinha
3:53 AM on July 14, 2013 
Dear Kaushik Chaudhury,
This is to request you to assist our organization for project planning to SGP. If it may be possible, write me soon for the conditions.

K.P.Sinha
Phone 9425514718