Call for Project Concept Notes - SGF Projects MFF Maldives

Location: Maldives. 11th Nov 2014 to 30th Nov 2014

MFF is a partnership-led regional initiative chaired by IUCN and UNDP to promote investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. MFF focuses on the role of healthy, well-managed coastal ecosystems as a contribution to building human resilience in ecosystem dependent coastal communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Pakistan, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam. The initiative uses mangroves as a flagship ecosystem, but MFF is inclusive of all coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, estuaries, lagoons, sandy beaches, sea grasses and wetlands. The National Coordinating Body of Maldives chaired by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) provides overall guidance and technical oversight to MFF in Maldives.

Eligible applicants, grant amount, and project duration: MFF Maldives invites NGOs, CBOs, academic and research institutes, small scale businesses, management boards and enterprises to submit project concept notes for its Small Grant Facility. The grant amount shall be between MVR 150,000 to a maximum of MVR 375,000. Project duration is 12 months.

Geographic and Thematic Focus:

Gaaf Alif

Gaaf Dhaal

The SGF project concept notes should focus on the following priority thematic areas:

Main thematic areas:

  • Livelihood based conservation activities
  • Restoration of coastal eco-systems (mangroves and coral reef)
  • Improving waste Management.

Cross-cutting thematic areas:

  • Awareness raising
  • Capacity building
  • Sustainable financing

Information on guidelines and templates:

General guidelines for MFF Grant Facilities can be found at Applicants should submit a Concept Note using the template at  


Must be addressed to MFF Maldives National Coordinator, by email and/or by post to below address. More information and hardcopies of guidelines and templates can be obtained from the MFF Maldives National Coordinator. The deadline of submission is Sunday, 30 November 2014 by 5PM.

Muaz Adnan/ MFF Maldives National Coordinator

UNDP Maldives, Edhuruhiyaa, Floor 9,Falhumathee Magu, Male’, Maldives

Tel: 3343261/3324501 Fax: 3324504


Related Documents

SGF Template: Concept Note and Full Proposals

Found in Annexes to MFF Guidelines to Grant Facilities

Author: MFF

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 21st Dec 2014

Category: SGF (Small Grant Facility)

Size: 1.8 MB

Mangroves for the Future Guidelines for Grant Facilities

Revised 27 July 2015

Author: MFF Regional Secretariat

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 29th Oct 2015

Category: SGF (Small Grant Facility)

Size: 1.3 MB

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