The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Small Grants

UNOPS Small Grants Cluster provides full-cycle grant management and programme support services, supporting sustainable livelihoods around the world.

UNOPS global reach and wide network of partners ensures that our small grants services are efficient and have a significant impact on communities in need, focusing particularly on environment, national capacity, indigenous peoples, human rights and women’s empowerment initiatives.

As part of this, UNOPS supports the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme that helps protect poor, remote villages from the serious effects of climate change and environmental degradation. In an effort to support community-led initiatives, UNOPS efficiently channels direct grants to help communities cope with climate change, conserve biodiversity, protect international waters, reduce the impact of persistent organic pollutants, prevent land degradation, and adopt sustainable forest management practices.

Key information


    • Supporting programmes in more than 120 countries around the world
    • Supporting local communities through approximately 3,000 ongoing grant projects
    • Supporting over 20,000 community-based sustainable development projects through the Small Grants Programme

  • Key partners

    Australian Agency for International Development


    Government of Germany

    European Commission

    UN Development Programme

    UN Environment


  • Contact details

    UNOPS Small Grants New York

    708 3rd Ave, New York,

    NY 10017

    United States of America

    UNOPS Small Grants Copenhagen

    Marmorvej 51, PO Box 2695

    2100 Copenhagen


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