MFF Viet Nam Call for Proposals 2013

MFF Viet Nam SGF Call for Proposal 2013

Location: Ha Noi, Viet Nam . 19th Mar 2013 to 12th Apr 2013

For Central and Northern Viet Nam

The Mangroves for the Future (MFF) small grant facility (SGF) is pleased to announce a call for proposals covering Central and Northern Viet Nam. MFF is a partnership-led initiative to promote investment in coastal ecosystems. For more information about MFF, please visit: The SGF supports local community actions for the conservation and management of coastal ecosystems as key natural infrastructure which supports human well-being and security.


Applicants can apply for grants of up to US$20,000. 

Implementation period

Up to 18 months

Thematic focus

This SGF call for proposals targets the following themes:

  • Test methods and approaches at community level that can be used to inspire and contribute to government policies and programs on coastal ecosystems management.
  • Contribute to the implementation of MFF Vietnam’s prioritized Programmes of Work: sound rehabilitation of coastal ecosystems; environmentally sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities; community resilience to natural disasters; adaptive coastal management; and reinforcing marine and coastal protected areas.
  • Strengthen local community participation in decision-making and management of coastal ecosystems.
  • Replicate and scale up existing project interventions with demonstrated success.

SGF projects should demonstrate potential for co-financing and ensure the participation of women and other disadvantaged groups.

Geographic focus: All coastal provinces from Quang Nam to Quang Ninh.


Proposals can be submitted by NGOs, CBOs, local mass organizations, research centers, and educational institutions with operations in Viet Nam that meet the following criteria:

  • Are registered, preferably for at least three years (see Annex 2).
  • Have a proven or strong potential capacity to implement community-based projects.
  • Have a proven record of working with local communities in a participatory way.
  • Can demonstrate experience in project management and financial administration.

Selection process

Applicants should submit a project concept note (see Annex 1) in Vietnamese or English. Annexes 1 and 2 are available at If requested, MFF staff can support applicants to prepare a concept note. Short-listed applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Please note that an invitation to submit a full proposal is no guarantee that it will be financially supported by MFF. Applicants should send concept notes to: Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Hien, MFF SGF Manager, IUCN Vietnam, 2A Building, Van Phuc Diplomatic Compound, 298 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, email: The deadline is 17:00 Friday April 12, 2013.

Annex 1: MFF SGF concept note template

IMPORTANT: The length of the concept note should not exceed 2 pages (excluding Annex 2 “information on implementing organisations”).

Project title:

Proposed project duration:

Geographic area of the proposed project:

Project concept

What is the problem to be solved/the situation to be improved?

What are the main causes of this problem?

Which of these causes does the project address and what is the rationale behind this choice?

Where does the project concept originate from?

Is there any other organizations implementing similar projects in the project area?

What would be the project’s objectives, main activities and main results?

Who are the beneficiaries of the project?

How are the project success measured?

Relevance to MFF

In what way does the project contribute to the restoration, sustainable management or conservation of coastal ecosystems?

Management structure

How will the project be managed?

Other partners involved?

Total project budget:


Requested grant from MFF:


Co-financing (if any):

Annex 2: Information about applicant

Please fill in this form and send it with the concept note.

1. Project title:

2. Name of organisation:

3. Address details

Mailing address:




Website (if applicable):

Visiting address:

4. Mission and goals of your organisation:

5. Registration status (including registration number):

6. Date of creation:

7. Staff:

- Number of paid staffs:

- Number of voluntaries:

- Number of female staff (excluding secretariat and other support staff):

8. Contact person and project personnel:

- Contact person (name, professional background, and current function):

- Project personnel (for each member of the project personnel, indicate: name, professional background, and current function):

9. Other projects already implemented or currently being implemented by your organisation in fields relevant to the programme (do not list proposed projects):

For each project indicate: project title, period of implementation, project leader, budget, donor, contact person within donor agency).

10. References / referees

Please indicate here the name, function, address, telephone and e-mail of persons who can be contacted for reference information.  (Please only indicate persons who are NOT directly involved in your organisation).





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