Grants

Welcome to the MFF Grants page. MFF invests directly in coastal ecosystems through on-the-ground projects. Several types of projects are used to channel MFF activities. Since 2008, both small-scale and larger projects have been implemented in the member countries. From 2012, regional projects have been introduced as a way of addressing topics relevant to the whole MFF Region.  

Small Grant Facility (SGF) 
SGF Projects are the mechanism through which funds are provided for small-scale projects. Each member country receives funds to establish a Small Grant Facility to deliver projects under two categories: less than US$10,000, and between US$10,000 to US$25,000. MFF also encourages co-financing of these projects, especially by the private sector.

Small Grant Facility projects are important for supporting local action in the form of community-based project activities. The National Coordinating Body (NCB) in each country has full ownership of the Small Grant Facility. The NCB calls for proposals and selects the projects for funding. The projects themselves are managed for each NCB by the country office of IUCN or UNDP.

Between 2008 and 2011, more than 80 Small Grant Facility projects were implemented across the MFF region. These focused primarily on supporting NGOs and community-based organizations working to meet the needs of coastal communities. By linking these projects to government agencies, much interest has been generated among officials in scaling up their learning to other agencies and to policy makers. For example, the research-oriented projects in India have encouraged the Ministry of Environment and Forests to provide funds to build upon MFF’s work.

Medium Grant Facility (MGF)
Medium projects were introduced at the 7th meeting of the MFF Regional Steering Committee held in November, 2010. The budget range for medium projects is USD 50,000-100,000. These  projects go through a multiple-stage approval process. Following the NCB call for proposals and preliminary review, the project proponents may refine or adjust their proposals. Once the NCB endorses a proposal, it is forwarded to the MFF Secretariat for the second stage of evaluation.

MFF Medium Projects will follow from the priorities identified in the National Strategy and Action Plan (NSAP) prepared by each MFF Focal Country, and will commence in late 2012.

Large Grant Facility (LGF)
The budget range for large projects is upto USD 300,000. MFF Large projects were implemented between 2008-2011. Beginning late 2012, only Medium projects (referring to grant amount) will be implemented. MFF is currently documenting lessons learned from the Large Projects implemented during MFF's earlier days (with a higher limit of grant funding upto USD300,000).

Regional Initiatives

MFF regional projects span several countries to consolidate existing knowledge on best practices in coastal resource management and to conduct research onemerging issues to acquire new knowledge. Each regional project has the direct support of at least three MFF member countries, with a strong leading partner organization selected from MFF’s core institutional partners.

To emphasize the strength of MFF as a regional initiative, the Regional Steering Committee recognized the value of implementing projects that bring together at least two member countries and one core institutional partner. Four projects, to be implemented with MFF's core insitutional partners UNEP and FAO, will span topics around mangrove conservation; community resilience; governance in small island communities; and responsible diving. The National Coordinating Bodies of India and Sri Lanka will also lead a regional study about the conservation of living resources in the Gulf of Mannar.

 

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Related Documents

Annexes to MFF Grant Facility Guidelines (MSWord)

Including templates for Concept Notes

Author: MFF

Publisher: MFF

Posted on: 29th Oct 2015

Category: SGF (Small Grant Facility)

Size: 2.1 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

29 Projects found

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Interviewing fishers at Golabandha

Study of whale shark and marine megafaunal distribution along Odisha and potential for marine and coastal species-based tourism

Location: Odisha, India

Duration: 18th Jul 2016 to 17th May 2017

MFF Grant Amount: INR 698,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge for Management, Sustainable Livelihoods

Playing Web of Life 2

Creating Youth Nature Leaders in Rajnagar, Odisha

Location: Rajnagar Block, Kendrapara District, Odisha

Duration: 11th Jul 2016 to 10th Jul 2017

MFF Grant Amount: INR 1,180,400

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge management and communications

Boat Survey 1

Conservation of Grande & Bat Island Ecosystem in Goa

Location: Mandovi and Sinquerim river estuary; Grande Island, Vasco Coast, Goa

Duration: 15th Jan 2015 to 15th Jan 2016

MFF Grant Amount: INR 982,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Sustainable Business Practices, Sustainable Livelihoods

GES SGF Final Technical Report 2

Community Based Conservation of Mangroves for The Better Quality of Life

Location: South Gujarat, India

Duration: 15th Dec 2014 to 15th Jan 2016

MFF Grant Amount: INR 945,700

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge for Management

IMG 3066

Mangrove based aquaculture for vulnerable coastal communities in Sorlagondi village, Andhra Pradesh

Location: Sarlagondi village, Andhra Pradesh

Duration: 15th Dec 2014 to 15th Jan 2016

MFF Grant Amount: INR 977,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

P1Honey Colletors team in SundarbansWest Bengal India c Pradeep Vyas2007

A critical evaluation of the impacts of alternative livelihood programmes to reduce dependence on the Sundarbans mangroves

Location: Sundarbans, West Bengal, India

Duration: 7th Dec 2008 to 31st Aug 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$ 10,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Coastal Governance

P3Assessing mangrovesTamil NaduIndia c MSSRF2011

Mangrove restoration: participatory assessment of current practices

Location: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India

Duration: 19th Feb 2010 to 1st Feb 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$17,400

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation

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Stakeholder led management planning for Vembanad Kol backwaters, Kerala

Location: Vembanad-Kol backwaters, Kerala, India

Duration: 28th Nov 2011 to 30th Nov 2012

MFF Grant Amount: INR 880,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Reef to Ridge, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Capacity development, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

Whal Shark

An assessment of the past and present distribution status of the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) along the west coast of India

Location: West coast of India: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, and the Lakshwadeep Islands

Duration: 31st Dec 2011 to 31st Mar 2013

MFF Grant Amount: INR 834,900

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas, Capacity development, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

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Commercially important gastropod shell resources and trade in India: Distribution, Status & Conservation strategies

Location: Tamil Nadu (Gulf of Mannar, and Palk Bay), Kerala (Wedge Bank, Kollam)

Duration: 9th Dec 2011 to 31st Oct 2013

MFF Grant Amount: INR 794,200

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Capacity Building, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas, Knowledge management and communications

29 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 A critical evaluation of the impacts of alternative livelihood programmes to reduce dependence on the Sundarbans mangroves Sundarbans, West Bengal, India India 2008-12-07 2009-08-31 US$ 10,000 SG Completed
2 Alternative livelihood options for vulnerable mangrove resources in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India India 2011-11-16 2013-11-15 USD 299,600 LG Completed
3 An assessment of the past and present distribution status of the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) along the west coast of India West coast of India: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, and the Lakshwadeep Islands India 2011-12-31 2013-03-31 INR 834,900 SG Completed
4 Commercially important gastropod shell resources and trade in India: Distribution, Status & Conservation strategies Tamil Nadu (Gulf of Mannar, and Palk Bay), Kerala (Wedge Bank, Kollam) India 2011-12-09 2013-10-31 INR 794,200 SG Completed
5 Community Based Conservation of Mangroves for The Better Quality of Life South Gujarat, India India 2014-12-15 2016-01-15 INR 945,700 SG Completed
6 Community stewardship in conservation, restoration and sustainable management of mangroves in Orissa coast Rajnagar, Kendrapara district (Bhitarkanika mangrove forest) Orissa, India India 2012-01-20 2012-12-31 INR 814,340 SG Completed
7 Conservation of Grande & Bat Island Ecosystem in Goa Mandovi and Sinquerim river estuary; Grande Island, Vasco Coast, Goa India 2015-01-15 2016-01-15 INR 982,000 SG Completed
8 Conserving and regenerating mangroves at Mithapur Mithapur, Gujarat, India India 2008-12-12 2009-10-31 US$8,000 (MFF), US$17,500 (Tata Chemicals Limited) SG Completed
9 Coral reefs of India – status, threats and conservation measures Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India India 2008-10-29 2008-12-31 US$11,000 SG Completed
10 Creating Youth Nature Leaders in Rajnagar, Odisha Rajnagar Block, Kendrapara District, Odisha India 2016-07-11 2017-07-10 INR 1,180,400 SG Completed
11 Demarcating safe zones for harvesting edible bivalves in mangroves along the Goa Coast by determining trace metal levels Central West Coast, Goa, India India 2010-02-22 2011-10-31 US$12,000 SG Completed
12 Developing a practicable model through corporate-community participation for successful mangrove restoration activities in Kachchh, Gujarat Mundra, Bhuj, Gujarat India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,138,500 SG Completed
13 Ecological assessment and education for conservation of mangrove community in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra Ratnagiri mangroves, Maharastra, India India 2012-05-15 2013-11-30 INR 868,500 SG Completed
14 Education for coastal and marine biodiversity conservation through schools Schools in Gujarat (Gulf of Kutch, Diu, Daman, Bharuch); North Goa; Kerala (Kannur); Pondicherry; Tamil Nadu India 2013-12-10 2015-06-15 INR 1,159,500 SG Completed
15 Floristic diversity and natural recruitment of mangrove species in selected mangrove habitats of South Gujarat South Gujarat, India India 2008-12-30 2009-10-31 US$14,998 SG Completed
16 Living resources of the Gulf of Mannar: Assessment of key species and habitats for enhancing awareness and for conservation policy formulation Gulf of Mannar India
Sri Lanka
2012-09-01 2014-12-31 $ 200,000.00 RG Completed
17 Mangrove based aquaculture for vulnerable coastal communities in Sorlagondi village, Andhra Pradesh Sarlagondi village, Andhra Pradesh India 2014-12-15 2016-01-15 INR 977,000 SG Completed
18 Mangrove conservation and management: enhancing livelihood opportunities for mangrove dependent communities in Bhitarkanika reserve forest Chainrakolha and Garta village in the Ragani Panchayat of Rajnagar block, in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa India 2012-05-15 2013-03-15 MFF Grant: INR 875,000 SG Completed
19 Mangrove restoration: participatory assessment of current practices Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India India 2010-02-19 2011-02-01 US$17,400 SG Completed
20 Participatory community engagement and education for conservation of mangroves in Palk bay areas of Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu Karankadu village, Thiruvadanai Block, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,033,540 SG Completed
21 Rehabilitation of degraded seagrass area in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, to support long term conservation of seagrass habitats Koswari Island, Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, India India 2013-12-10 2015-03-10 INR 1,426,750 SG Completed
22 Role of coastal ecosystems in enabling resilience of coastal communities post a natural disaster Andhra Pradesh India 2014-12-15 2016-01-15 INR 1,017,500 SG Completed
23 Stakeholder led management planning for Vembanad Kol backwaters, Kerala Vembanad-Kol backwaters, Kerala, India India 2011-11-28 2012-11-30 INR 880,000 SG Completed
24 Status of shelterbelts along India’s southern coast Five coastal states (Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala) and one Union Territory (Puducherry), India India 2009-01-02 2009-10-31 US$22,352 SG Completed
25 Strengthened capacity of children, communities and local government by better preparedness and mitigation of climate change and disaster risk in Kendrapara district, Odisha 7 villages in Chandilbaunsamula Gram Panchayat and 4 villages in Kandira Gram Panchayat, Rajnagar Block, Kendrapara district, Odisha India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,160,000 SG Completed
26 Study of whale shark and marine megafaunal distribution along Odisha and potential for marine and coastal species-based tourism Odisha, India India 2016-07-18 2017-05-17 INR 698,500 SG Completed
27 Survey and assessment in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay to support strategy to conserve and manage seagrass habitats Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India India 2011-12-20 2013-02-28 INR 855,700 SG Completed
28 Sustainable coastal livelihoods through Integrated Mangrove Fishery Farming Systems (IMFFS) Tamil Nadu, India India 2009-01-06 2009-10-31 US$21,000 SG Completed
29 Sustainable freshwater aquaculture in the mangrove-dominated Indian Sundarbans Sundarbans, West Bengal, India India 2009-12-02 2011-01-01 US$12,000 SG Completed