GEF SMALL GRANT – SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITY

GEF SMALL GRANT – SUPPORTING LOCAL COMMUNITY

BACKGROUND

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. The GEF unites 183 countries in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives. Since 1992, the GEF has provided over $17 billion in grants and mobilized an additional $88 billion in financing for more than 4000 projects in 170 countries. Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP), the GEF has invested $450million and leveraged similar levels of co financing supporting over 14,500 community based projects in over 125 countries.

Houma water tank was funded by the GEF SGP

GEF SGP Tonga

GEF SGP is hosted by the Civil Society Forum of Tonga. It had started implementing in Tonga since 2009. Thus far in has committed over US$ 550,000 in grants to move than 11 projects over the years.

Focal Areas

GEF SGP Grantees

  • Kolomotuá Town Council
  • Tonga National Youth Congress
  • Houma Water Committee
  • Heilala Kaufana (Muá, Éua)
  • Hihifo Youth Group
  • Lotofoa Water Committee
  • Koulo Youth Committee
  • Faleloa, Haáteiho Sií, Haáfakahenga Water Committee
  • Hala Vaitapu Group
  • Kauhala Iteni ( Eden) Eco-friendly Committee

APPLICATION TIME LINE

CALL FOR CONCEPT:- January – May

REVIEW OF CONCEP and SHORTLIST:- MAY – JULY

SHORTLIST APPLICANTS CONTACTED AND INVITED to SUBMIT PROPOSAL:- JULY

DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSAL TO BE SUBMITTED:- OCTOBER

APPROVE OF PROPOSALS, MOA DRAW UP and SIGNED:- NOVEMBER