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

The following projects match your filter:

Nadella

Establish a proper management of waste collection and transportation in 2 populations centres of G.Dh Hoendedhoo and G.Dh Nadella

Location: G.Dh Hoandedhoo & G.Dh Nadella

Duration: 10th Nov 2016 to 10th Nov 2017

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 374,913

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

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Biodiversity Assessment and Ecological habitat mapping of environmentally sensitive sites at Huvadhoo Atoll

Location: G.Dh Dhigulaabadhoo

Duration: 17th Feb 2017 to 20th Jan 2018

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 375,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management

IMG 8500

Promoting locally effective solutions to waste management in GDh. Faresmathoda and Vaadhoo to reduce environmental impacts

Location: G.Dh Faresmathoda and G.Dh Vaadhoo

Duration: 1st Jul 2015 to 21st Jul 2016

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 374,913

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management

Hoandedhoo

Enhancing the appreciation of Mangroves and its benefits for the local communities

Location: G.Dh Nadella and Hoandedhoo

Duration: 21st Feb 2017 to 10th Nov 2017

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 374,990

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Knowledge for Management

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Strengthening Market Links for Sustainable Hau Cultivation and Conservation of the Marshland in Gdh. Fiyori

Location: G.Dh Fiyoaree

Duration: 1st Jul 2015 to 30th Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 343,138

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence, Gender equality, Sustainable Business Practices, Sustainable Livelihoods

Alternative livelihood women

Alternative livelihood for women in Alif Dhaal Atoll

Location: Alif Dhaal Atoll, Central North Province, Maldives

Duration: 26th Sep 2012 to 30th Jun 2013

MFF Grant Amount: US$ 25,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender equality, Private sector partnerships

Koh Samui one of the largest island in the south of Thailand. The Island attrack hi end tourists from all around the world. Raising cost of living the local are struckle to make ends meet.

Mapping and enhancing natural resource governance in Small Island Communities

Location: Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Duration: 1st Jan 2013 to 31st Dec 2014

MFF Grant Amount: USD199,994

MFF Grant Type: Regional Grants Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Strategies for Management, Coastal Governance

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Increasing Awareness on Proper Waste Management

Location: Hoarafushi Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 29th Dec 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$ 8550

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Climate change

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Environmental Awareness Media Project

Location: Male', Maldives

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Mar 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$ 34,890

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Community Resilence

Good practices in Waste management

Good Practices in Waste Management

Location: Haa.Vashafaru, Meemu Dhiggaru, Alif Alif .Ukulhas and Raa Ungoofaaru, Maldives

Duration: 24th Apr 2013 to 30th Jun 2014

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 375,000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Knowledge management and communications

17 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 A print media awareness campaign to protect mangrove habitats in the Maldives Baarah Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, and Maakandoodhoo Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Upper North Province; Huraa Island, Kaafu Atoll, North Central Province; and Fuvahmulah Island, Gnaviyani Atoll, and Hithadhoo Island, Seenu Atoll, South Province, Maldives Maldives 2010-04-15 2010-08-19 US$31,500 SG Completed
2 Alternative livelihood for women in Alif Dhaal Atoll Alif Dhaal Atoll, Central North Province, Maldives Maldives 2012-09-26 2013-06-30 US$ 25,000 SG Completed
3 Biodiversity Assessment & Ecological Valuation of Huraa Mangrove Kaafu Atoll, Huraa, Maldives Maldives 2013-06-25 2015-06-26 MVR 375,000.00 SG Completed
4 Biodiversity Assessment and Ecological habitat mapping of environmentally sensitive sites at Huvadhoo Atoll G.Dh Dhigulaabadhoo Maldives 2017-02-17 2018-01-20 MVR 375,000 SG Completed
5 Development of hydroponics as an alternative source of income to the fisher families in Ukulhas Ukulhas, Alif Alif Atoll, Maldives Maldives 2015-03-25 2017-02-24 MVR 849 420 MG Completed
6 Enhancing community and island ecosystem resilience through innovative technology and food security Baa Atoll - five islands in the North Province of the Republic of Maldives: Kudarilkilu, Kamadhoo, Kilhahdoo, Dharavandhoo and Maalhos Maldives 2010-05-05 2012-04-30 USD284,265 LG Completed
7 Enhancing the appreciation of Mangroves and its benefits for the local communities G.Dh Nadella and Hoandedhoo Maldives 2017-02-21 2017-11-10 MVR 374,990 SG Completed
8 Environmental Awareness Media Project Male', Maldives Maldives 2009-10-01 2010-03-31 US$ 34,890 SG Completed
9 Establish a proper management of waste collection and transportation in 2 populations centres of G.Dh Hoendedhoo and G.Dh Nadella G.Dh Hoandedhoo & G.Dh Nadella Maldives 2016-11-10 2017-11-10 MVR 374,913 SG Completed
10 Establishing a waste disposal site Vaikaradhoo Island, Haa Dhaal Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives Maldives 2010-10-15 2011-05-30 US$11,672 SG Completed
11 Good Practices in Waste Management Haa.Vashafaru, Meemu Dhiggaru, Alif Alif .Ukulhas and Raa Ungoofaaru, Maldives Maldives 2013-04-24 2014-06-30 MVR 375,000.00 SG Completed
12 Increasing Awareness on Proper Waste Management Hoarafushi Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives Maldives 2009-10-01 2011-12-29 US$ 8550 SG Completed
13 Mapping and enhancing natural resource governance in Small Island Communities Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand Sri Lanka
Asia Region
Maldives
Seychelles
Thailand
2013-01-01 2014-12-31 USD199,994 RG Completed
14 Promoting locally effective solutions to waste management in GDh. Faresmathoda and Vaadhoo to reduce environmental impacts G.Dh Faresmathoda and G.Dh Vaadhoo Maldives 2015-07-01 2016-07-21 MVR 374,913 SG Completed
15 Protecting marine ecosystems in MFF countries using the Green Fins approach Maldives and Viet Nam Maldives
Viet Nam
2013-01-01 2014-12-31 USD 199,994 RG Completed
16 Strengthening Market Links for Sustainable Hau Cultivation and Conservation of the Marshland in Gdh. Fiyori G.Dh Fiyoaree Maldives 2015-07-01 2017-03-30 MVR 343,138 SG Completed
17 Strengthening the waste management system on Noonu Manadhoo Atoll and greening the island Manadhoo Island, Noonu Atoll, North Province, Maldives Maldives 2009-10-01 2010-03-31 US$25,000 SG Completed