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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Demonstration of Wastewater Treatment for Reduction of coastal water contamination from Manora Island Karachi

Location: Manora Island Karachi

Duration: 1st Apr 2016 to 28th Feb 2018

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 7,262,500

MFF Grant Type: Medium Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Strategies for Management

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Sustainable fishing practices promoted to reduce usage of harmful fishing nets in coastal areas of Sindh (Tippon Area).

Location: Keti Bander Town, District Thatta

Duration: 15th Apr 2016 to 14th Dec 2016

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 2,140,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

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Demonstrating environment-friendly practices in Chandi village of Kalmat in District Gawadar

Location: Chandi Village, Kalmat, Gawadar District

Duration: 15th Apr 2016 to 14th Jan 2017

MFF Grant Amount: Demonstrating environment-friendly practices in Chandi village of Kalmat in District Gawadar

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

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Strengthening Community-Based Fisheries Management at Miani Hor

Location: Winder, Tehsil Sonmiani, District Lasbela

Duration: 15th Apr 2016 to 14th Apr 2017

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 2,003,800

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Gender equality, Marine Protected Areas

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Building resilience through skill development and provision of alternative livelihoods to women of Keti Bandar

Location: Keti Bandar town, District Thatta

Duration: 15th Apr 2016 to 14th Apr 2017

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 1,957,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Climate change, Community Resilence, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

Mangroves in Viet Nam

Income for coastal communities for mangrove protection

Location: Coastal communities in Pakistan, Thailand, and Viet Nam

Duration: 1st Dec 2014 to 31st Dec 2016

MFF Grant Amount: USD 188,076

MFF Grant Type: Regional Grants Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation, Financing Coastal Conservation

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Alternative livelihood of 8 Household fishermen through community managed aquaculture mud crab farming in four villages of UC Keti Bunder

Location: Keti Bunder, Sindh, Pakistan

Duration: 15th Dec 2014 to 15th Jun 2015

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 998,160

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Community Resilence

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Empowering Fisherfolk Women

Location: Karachi Pakistan

Duration: 1st Oct 2014 to 30th Jun 2015

MFF Grant Amount: PKR2,272,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Gender equality

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Assessment and impacts of mangroves based camel grazing in coastal Balochistan

Location: Coastal areas of Balochistan, Pakistan

Duration: 25th Dec 2014 to 25th Dec 2015

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 999,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

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Valuation of Mangroves in PQA Indus Delta: An Econometric Approach

Location: Coastal areas of Sindh, Pakistan

Duration: 25th Dec 2014 to 25th Dec 2015

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 1,650,750

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation, Knowledge for Management

29 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Conservation and Women Empowerment Mirpur Sakro, Thatta Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 PKR 964,340 SG Completed
2 Alternative livelihood of 8 Household fishermen through community managed aquaculture mud crab farming in four villages of UC Keti Bunder Keti Bunder, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-15 2015-06-15 PKR 998,160 SG Completed
3 Assessment and impacts of mangroves based camel grazing in coastal Balochistan Coastal areas of Balochistan, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-25 2015-12-25 PKR 999,500 SG Completed
4 Assessment of stock and market potential of consumable seaweeds in on and very near shore waters along Karachi coast Karachi Coast, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-25 2016-06-25 PKR 1,191,000 SG Completed
5 Building resilience through skill development and provision of alternative livelihoods to women of Keti Bandar Keti Bandar town, District Thatta Pakistan 2016-04-15 2017-04-14 PKR 1,957,500 SG Completed
6 Crab Fattening as an Alternative Means of Livelihood Kharo Chhan, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 PKR 995,000 SG Completed
7 Demonstrating environment-friendly practices in Chandi village of Kalmat in District Gawadar Chandi Village, Kalmat, Gawadar District Pakistan 2016-04-15 2017-01-14 Demonstrating environment-friendly practices in Chandi village of Kalmat in District Gawadar SG Completed
8 Demonstration of Wastewater Treatment for Reduction of coastal water contamination from Manora Island Karachi Manora Island Karachi Pakistan 2016-04-01 2018-02-28 PKR 7,262,500 MG Completed
9 Eco-Tourism as an Alternative Means of Livelihood Miani Hor , Baluchistan Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 PKR 999,500 SG Completed
10 Empowering Fisherfolk Women Karachi Pakistan Pakistan 2014-10-01 2015-06-30 PKR2,272,000 SG Completed
11 Enhancing Disaster Preparedness in Coastal Communities Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-04-05 PKR 964,750 SG Completed
12 Enroute Food Security Sonmiani, Balochistan, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
13 Income for coastal communities for mangrove protection Coastal communities in Pakistan, Thailand, and Viet Nam Thailand
Viet Nam
Pakistan
2014-12-01 2016-12-31 USD 188,076 RG Completed
14 Inspiring Young Rescuers Rehri and Ibrahim Hyderi coastal villages, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-04-30 PKR 829,000 SG Completed
15 Integrated Shrimp Ponds in the Indus Delta Bhoori Village and Haji Doongar Jat Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 PKR 951,000 SG Completed
16 Manning the Mangroves Kharioon coastal village, Keti Bunder, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-06-30 PKR 750,000 SG Completed
17 Nurturing Young Saplings Sandspit, Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-22 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
18 Picture Perfect: Echoes of the Tides Sindh-Balochistan coastal areas Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
19 Piquing Debate: Sharing experiences about mangrove ecosystems with Pakistan policy makers Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-02-29 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
20 Plant and Protect Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2011-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
21 Promoting community-based natural resource conservation in the union council Kalmat, District Gwadar, Balochistan District Gwadar, Baluchistan, Pakistan. Pakistan 2014-10-01 2015-06-30 PKR 2,313,000 SG Completed
22 Sand Dune Stabilization for Mangrove Protection in Miani Hor Maini Hor, Lasbela District, Balochistan Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 972,800 SG Completed
23 Strengthening Community-Based Fisheries Management at Miani Hor Winder, Tehsil Sonmiani, District Lasbela Pakistan 2016-04-15 2017-04-14 PKR 2,003,800 SG Completed
24 Strengthening the Defenders of the Coast Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-12-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
25 Strengthening the Resilience of Coastal Communities, Ecosystems, and Economies to Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Erosion Pakistan and Thailand Pakistan
Thailand
2013-01-01 2014-12-31 USD199,994 RG Completed
26 Sustainable fishing practices promoted to reduce usage of harmful fishing nets in coastal areas of Sindh (Tippon Area). Keti Bander Town, District Thatta Pakistan 2016-04-15 2016-12-14 PKR 2,140,000 SG Completed
27 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
28 Teaching Integrated Coastal Management Karachi, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 958,000 SG Completed
29 Valuation of Mangroves in PQA Indus Delta: An Econometric Approach Coastal areas of Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-25 2015-12-25 PKR 1,650,750 SG Completed