Donor base: Kenya
Application procedure: Concept Note, Full Proposal
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Annual number of calls: Up to 20

Financial details

Donor size: Large - more than $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants, Prize
Annual funding volume: More than $20,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Climate Change
  • Environment & Natural Resources

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) About

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system. Their work focuses on (1) climate change; (2) disasters and conflicts; (3) ecosystem management; (4) environmental governance; (5) chemicals and waste; and (6) resource efficiency.

2) Thematic Interest

  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions
  • Developing international and national environmental instruments
  • Strengthening institutions for the management of the environment
  • Climatic change

3) Focus Countries

UNEP operates worldwide in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America and West Asia.

4) Application Procedure

UNEP manages several awards such as (1) UNEP Sasakawa Prize which honours outstanding achievements in environmental thought and action, it is endowed with $200,000; (2) Champions of the Earth which is the highest environmental honour recognizing visionary people and organisations that exemplify leadership and advocate action on sustainable development and climate change; (3) SEED Awards to support the growth of SMMEs that deliver social, environmental and economic returns in developing countries with a $5,000 award for the winners and (4) Small Grants Program (sub-offices worldwide sometimes launch small grant programs on their websites). Also, civil society organisations can apply for accreditation for consultative status at UN Environment. This enables them to participate in the sessions of the UN Environment Assembly as well as its subsidiary organs. Organisations can create an account at the UNEP Accreditation Portal anytime throughout the year.

5) Contact

United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30552, 00100

T: +254 20 7621234
E: unenvironment-info(a)un.org

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