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

18 Projects found

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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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Assessment of the Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna Iewini) shark population and fishery to provide a basis for its sustainable management

Location: Shark fishery areas around the Mahe plateau, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Oct 2014 to 30th Sep 2015

MFF Grant Amount: SCR 240,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

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Mediating marine mammal depredation to enable sustainable long/drop lines fisheries in Seychelles

Location: The Seychelles Plateau

Duration: 1st Oct 2014 to 30th Sep 2015

MFF Grant Amount: SCR 286,800

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

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Strengthening the capacity of the community organization "Anse Kerlan Avangard" to investigate and design for counter-erosion actions in the community

Location: Anse Kerlan coastal area, Praslin Island, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Oct 2014 to 31st May 2015

MFF Grant Amount: SCR 269,100

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Community Resilence

Port Launay mangroves Mahe Seychelles c MFF 2014

Community-based management of the Port Launay Mangrove Ramsar Site in Seychelles

Location: Port Glaud district, Mahe, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Nov 2014 to 31st Oct 2016

MFF Grant Amount: SCR 1,142,160

MFF Grant Type: Medium Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence, Strategies for Management

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Development and production of two children’s educational activity books and a scientific toolkit for the Aldabra Atoll World Heritage Site

Location: Aldabra Atoll and Mahé, Seychelles,with nationwide distribution

Duration: 1st Jul 2009 to 31st Mar 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$24,139 (actual expenditure was US$21,969)

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Marine Protected Areas, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

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Promoting community resilience through disaster risk reduction at community level

Location: Anse Boileau, Roche Caiman, Ile Perseverance - Mahe, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Jul 2012 to 31st Oct 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 21697.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence

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Building the capacity of Roche Caiman community to adapt to climate change and other threats

Location: Roche Caiman, Mahé, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 28th Feb 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$8,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Coastal Governance, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

Aerial view of the Sanctuary Photo Courtesy of Mike King Harman

"Mangroves for mankind": Rehabilitating mangroves at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman

Location: Roche Caiman, Mahe Seychelles

Duration: 30th May 2012 to 31st Jul 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 25000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Civil Society Engagement

Keeping the sand in "Sun, Sea and Sand": Helping coastal communities monitor, understand and manage beach movement and erosion in Seychelles

Location: Several beaches on the island of Mahe, but one example, Anse Intendance beach, Mahe

Duration: 1st Jul 2012 to 31st Jul 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 25000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Capacity Building, Private sector partnerships

18 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 "Mangroves for mankind": Rehabilitating mangroves at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman Roche Caiman, Mahe Seychelles Seychelles 2012-05-30 2013-07-31 USD 25000.00 SG Completed
2 Assessment of the Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna Iewini) shark population and fishery to provide a basis for its sustainable management Shark fishery areas around the Mahe plateau, Seychelles Seychelles 2014-10-01 2015-09-30 SCR 240,000 SG Completed
3 Building the capacity of artisanal shark fishers to participate fully and effectively in the Seychelles National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks Central Archipelago, Seychelles Seychelles 2009-07-01 2011-05-31 US$7,165 SG Completed
4 Building the capacity of Roche Caiman community to adapt to climate change and other threats Roche Caiman, Mahé, Seychelles Seychelles 2010-08-01 2011-02-28 US$8,000 SG Completed
5 Coastal development and ecosystem modelling as a tool to enable improved local and national policy and decision-making processes Beau Vallon Baie, Mahe; Anse Intendance, Mahe; North Island; Denis Island Seychelles 2010-08-01 2012-07-30 USD200,000 LG Completed
6 Community-based management of the Port Launay Mangrove Ramsar Site in Seychelles Port Glaud district, Mahe, Seychelles Seychelles 2014-11-01 2016-10-31 SCR 1,142,160 MG Completed
7 Conserving turtle rookeries on Mahé through improved public awareness and community involvement Ten beaches in southern Mahé, Seychelles Seychelles 2009-07-01 2011-05-31 US$24,950 SG Completed
8 Development and production of two children’s educational activity books and a scientific toolkit for the Aldabra Atoll World Heritage Site Aldabra Atoll and Mahé, Seychelles,with nationwide distribution Seychelles 2009-07-01 2011-03-31 US$24,139 (actual expenditure was US$21,969) SG Completed
9 Enhancing community participation in sustainable coastal management Port Glaud, Mahé, Seychelles Seychelles 2010-08-01 2011-12-31 US$24,500 SG Completed
10 Keeping the sand in "Sun, Sea and Sand": Helping coastal communities monitor, understand and manage beach movement and erosion in Seychelles Several beaches on the island of Mahe, but one example, Anse Intendance beach, Mahe Seychelles 2012-07-01 2013-07-31 USD 25000.00 SG Completed
11 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
12 Mediating marine mammal depredation to enable sustainable long/drop lines fisheries in Seychelles The Seychelles Plateau Seychelles 2014-10-01 2015-09-30 SCR 286,800 SG Completed
13 Promoting community resilience through disaster risk reduction at community level Anse Boileau, Roche Caiman, Ile Perseverance - Mahe, Seychelles Seychelles 2012-07-01 2013-10-31 USD 21697.00 SG Completed
14 Protecting critical habitats for the Praslin near-shore artisanal fishery West coast of Praslin island, Seychelles Seychelles 2012-07-01 2013-10-31 USD 25000.00 SG Completed
15 Rehabilitation and sustainable management of the North-East Point marsh North-East Point, Mahé, Seychelles Seychelles 2010-08-01 2010-12-31 US$11,900 SG Completed
16 Strengthening the capacity of the community organization "Anse Kerlan Avangard" to investigate and design for counter-erosion actions in the community Anse Kerlan coastal area, Praslin Island, Seychelles Seychelles 2014-10-01 2015-05-31 SCR 269,100 SG Completed
17 Where did all the soil go? Coastal monitoring as a tool for developing local capacity, raising public awareness and assessing long-term environmental change Anse Possession, Praslin, Seychelles Seychelles 2010-08-01 2011-07-31 US$23,200 SG Completed
18 “Mangroves are a Must!” Promoting mangrove conservation awareness and education in the face of climate change in the Seychelles Mahé and Praslin islands, Seychelles Seychelles 2009-07-01 2011-02-28 US$25,000 SG Completed