Small Grants Programme

Application/Selection Criteria

Before applying for a Grant, please read these criteria carefully to determine whether your project is eligible. You are also encouraged to review the current SGP funded projects to see if there is already one in your area before you apply.

What is it?

A grant up to Rs. 200,000 is available for a single nature conservation project for one year. A project can span up to three years.

Who/what is eligible?

  • NGOs / CBOs
  • Government Organizations
  • Researchers / Scientists
  • Application process;

    New project proposals are received from interested NGOs/ CBOs and research conservationists on the SGP prescribed format within the given timeline.

    The proposals are screened and reviewed by an in-house WWF - Pakistan Projects Review Committee (PRC). The PRC reviews each proposal to ensure that it is completed on the SGP prescribed format and it addresses the strategic areas of focus of WWF-Pakistan, and that proposed project activities do not duplicate earlier research.

    Following the screening and short-listing, the project proposals is circulated to the members of the Scientific Committee for their review and final funding decisions at the Scientific Committee meeting. However, when required funding for a single project exceeds the limit of Rs.200, 000(maximum amount for a single project), the project is referred to the WWF-Pakistan Board for approval.


  • The SGP application form must be used and recipients of grants must provide technical updates of their project twice during the year and a final report on completion of the project.
  • On successful completion of a project, having provided satisfactory feedback and a final report, applicants are welcome to apply for a second SGP grant.