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

17 Projects found

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Development of Rural Economy through Agro-aqua-livestock Management (DREAM) Project.

Location: Koikhali, Shyamnagar, Satkhira

Duration: 25th May 2016 to 24th May 2017

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,900,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Sustainable Livelihoods

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Sustainable Community based dry fish unit as a tool for improving livelihoods of Sundarban dependent fisherman community

Location: Mathurapur village, Munshiganj union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh

Duration: 24th May 2016 to 24th May 2017

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 420,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

21

Coastal vegetation improvement for community resilience in Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula.

Location: Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula

Duration: 25th May 2016 to 25th Aug 2017

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,800,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

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Restoration of coastal vegetation in Hnila Union of Teknaf Peninsula

Location: Hnila Union, Teknaf Peninsula

Duration: 25th May 2016 to 24th Aug 2017

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 18,00,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

Through MFF village mangorve forests being created in Munshiganj union Shyamnagar Satkhira

Road to resilience in Shyamnagar

Location: Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh

Duration: 1st May 2016 to 31st Oct 2017

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 7,469,800

MFF Grant Type: Medium Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

Fish proccessing for drying ShyamnagarCIUCN

Community based livelihood options for fisherman community through fish drying and its promotion of market

Location: Mathurapur village, Munshiganj union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh

Duration: 24th Feb 2014 to 23rd Feb 2015

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 599,700

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Sustainable Livelihoods

Mat products SGF Shyamnagar

Increasing income of the female-headed families to reduce dependency on Sunderban resources

Location: Bairshing and Boro Kupot vilaages of Atulia union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh

Duration: 20th Sep 2013 to 19th Dec 2014

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,650,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence, Climate change, Gender equality

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Ensure pure drinking water through rain water harvesting.

Location: Atulia, Munshigonj, Iswaripur and Burigoalini Union of Shyamnagar Upazila, Satkhira district. Bangladesh

Duration: 20th Sep 2013 to 19th Mar 2015

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,200,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

Women taking water from pond ShyamnagarCIUCN

Promoting accessibility to safe drinking water for the vulnerable community in Kultoli village

Location: Kultoli village, Munshiganj, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh

Duration: 24th Feb 2014 to 23rd Feb 2015

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1 million

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

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Protect embankment and adjacent communities of Burigoalini and Munshigonj Unions from cyclone and tidal surge through mangrove rehabilitation

Location: Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh

Duration: 24th Feb 2014 to 23rd Feb 2015

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1 million

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence

17 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Development of Rural Economy through Agro-aqua-livestock Management (DREAM) Project. Koikhali, Shyamnagar, Satkhira Bangladesh 2016-05-25 2017-05-24 BDT 1,900,000 SG Completed
2 Adaptation of Seasonal Land Use for Livelihood Support in Chalrayenda and Chaltebunia villages. Chaltabunia and Chalrayenda villages are situated under Rayenda union of Sharankhola upazila in Bagerhat district with an area of 6.5 sq km, adjacent to the mighty river Baleswar and close to Sundarbans Bangladesh 2013-06-18 2014-06-17 BDT 1,074,250 SG Completed
3 Coastal vegetation improvement for community resilience in Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula. Sabrang Union of Teknaf Peninsula Bangladesh 2016-05-25 2017-08-25 BDT 1,800,000 SG Completed
4 Community Based Conservation of Coastal Ecosystem through Re-excavation of Canal as a Reservoir and Using Rain Water in Agricultural Activities Union Koikhali under the sub-district of Shyamnagar of Satkhira District is situated 130 km from Khulna city. It is adjacent to mangrove forest Sundarban and 60 km away from Bay of Bengal. The area is vulnerable to natural hazards like cyclone, tidal surg Bangladesh 2014-02-24 2015-02-23 BDT 2,000,000 SG Completed
5 Community based livelihood options for fisherman community through fish drying and its promotion of market Mathurapur village, Munshiganj union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014-02-24 2015-02-23 BDT 599,700 SG Completed
6 Community Initiatives for Climate Resilience Burigoalini and Arpangasia villages of Shyamnagar upazilla Bangladesh 2013-09-20 2015-03-19 BDT 1,000,000 SG Completed
7 Development of community led ecotourism in Shyamnagar Shyamnagar, Sakhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014-02-23 2015-02-24 BDT 1.65 million SG Completed
8 Enhancing Adaptive Capacity of Sundarbans Dependent Community through Climate Resilient Livelihoods The project will be implemented in Dumuria village of Gabura union located at the southernmost tip of Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira district but disconnected from the mainland gives it a shape like island as the whole union is surrounded by large rivers. Bangladesh 2013-06-18 2014-12-17 14,26,000 BDT SG Completed
9 Ensure pure drinking water through rain water harvesting. Atulia, Munshigonj, Iswaripur and Burigoalini Union of Shyamnagar Upazila, Satkhira district. Bangladesh Bangladesh 2013-09-20 2015-03-19 BDT 1,200,000 SG Completed
10 Increasing income of the female-headed families to reduce dependency on Sunderban resources Bairshing and Boro Kupot vilaages of Atulia union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2013-09-20 2014-12-19 BDT 1,650,000 SG Completed
11 Palm tree plantation in households and fodder grass experiment on shrimp farm dyke in Shyamnagar coastal area Burigoalini and Munshiganj unions of Shyamnagar Upazila, Satkhira District Bangladesh 2013-09-20 2015-03-19 BDT 1,350,000 SG Completed
12 Promoting accessibility to safe drinking water for the vulnerable community in Kultoli village Kultoli village, Munshiganj, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014-02-24 2015-02-23 BDT 1 million SG Completed
13 Protect embankment and adjacent communities of Burigoalini and Munshigonj Unions from cyclone and tidal surge through mangrove rehabilitation Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014-02-24 2015-02-23 BDT 1 million SG Completed
14 Restoration of coastal vegetation in Hnila Union of Teknaf Peninsula Hnila Union, Teknaf Peninsula Bangladesh 2016-05-25 2017-08-24 BDT 18,00,000 SG Completed
15 Road to resilience in Shyamnagar Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2016-05-01 2017-10-31 BDT 7,469,800 MG Completed
16 Sunflower Oilseed Processing and Marketing in the coastal region of Bangladesh Amragachi Bazar and Rayenda Bazar, Sarankhola, Bagerhat, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014-02-24 2015-02-23 BDT 1.65 million SG Completed
17 Sustainable Community based dry fish unit as a tool for improving livelihoods of Sundarban dependent fisherman community Mathurapur village, Munshiganj union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2016-05-24 2017-05-24 BDT 420,000 SG Completed