Types of Funding Grants

Small Grants

These are the regular project grants given by SGP-5 to individual NGOs, POs and CBOs. The maximum amount for a regular Small Grant is the local currency equivalent of US$50,000.

Planning Grants

A planning grant can be used by an eligible CSO to organize stakeholder workshops or meetings to design the project in a participatory manner. The planning grant can be used to contract an experienced NGO or local consultant to work with the project proponents to elaborate the project, to undertake baseline assessments, develop a business plan (for projects with strong sustainable livelihood elements), and through learning-by-doing, build capacity in proposal design including the development of indicators and a monitoring and evaluation plan.

Planning grants have a funding limit of the local currency equivalent of US$5,000. Should a planning grant lead to a full-blown project, the aggregate amount of the planning grant and the subsequent full-blown project shall not exceed the local currency equivalent of US$50,000.

Strategic Projects

Strategic projects are those that consolidate efforts of several communities and CSOs to optimize project results. For these projects, a maximum amount of the local currency equivalent of US$150,000 may be provided.