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

32 Projects found

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Community based knowledge for sustainable coastal and marine resources management

Location: Laem Klad Sub-District in Muang District and Mai Rood Sub-District in Klong Yai District, Trat Province. The networking and knowledge management will impact 5 Sub-districts in Ao Trad.

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 28th Feb 2017

MFF Grant Amount: THB ฿796,450

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge management and communications

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

WideCommunity water treatment facility c SSereepaowong 2011

Mangroves for the future

Location: Kingkaew Soi 1 and Pu Darm, Phuket, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Dec 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$10,860

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods, Knowledge management and communications

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

WideConserving wetlands Andaman Coast c SSereepaowong 2009

Conserving wetlands on the Andaman coast

Location: Koh Yai Rang mangrove area, Kapoe, Ranong, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,737

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Reef to Ridge, Sustainable Livelihoods, Integrated Coastal Planning

01 TH RanongMFF Siriporn

Planning Sustainable Use of Mangrove

Location: Kapoe District, Ranong Province

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 300,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Knowledge for Management, Community Resilence

08

Network of Coastal Youth for Mangrove Conservation in Phang Nga Bay

Location: Coastal areas of 7 communities in Phang Nga Province and 5 communities in Phuket Province situated in the vicinity of Sirinart and Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 298,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge for Management, Reef to Ridge

07

Conservation of Local Food Source by Eco-cultural Approaches

Location: Coastal areas of 21 communities in Phang Nga and Phuket Province, which are situated in mangrove area in the vicinity of Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 299,500 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Reef to Ridge, Sustainable Livelihoods, Strategies for Management

2012 SL Study Tour for Report 21 2

Promotion of Learning for Mangrove Conservation

Location: Mangrove area of about 2,500 ha at Baan Thungrak Village in Phang Nga Province’s Kuraburi District – an area with mangrove around the banks of several canal connecting to Kuraburi Estuary and mangrove along the coast of Kuraburi Bay.

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 300,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Capacity Building, Community Resilence

05

Moklan, the Ethnic Group of the Andaman

Location: Low land area along the Andaman coast of about 6,000 sq.km in Takuapa district, Phang Nga province.

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 300,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning

32 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Building a community network for managing mangroves and other coastal resources Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga and Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,347 SG Completed
2 Building community capacity for managing coastal resources at Talingchan Talingchan, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$8,805 SG Completed
3 Collective rehabilitation and conservation of mangroves at Ban Don Bay Ban Don Bay, Surat Thani, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,722 SG Completed
4 Community based knowledge for sustainable coastal and marine resources management Laem Klad Sub-District in Muang District and Mai Rood Sub-District in Klong Yai District, Trat Province. The networking and knowledge management will impact 5 Sub-districts in Ao Trad. Thailand 2016-03-01 2017-02-28 THB ฿796,450 SG Completed
5 Community Capacity Building for Coastal and Mangrove Conservation of Tambon Khlong Pasong Tambon Khlong Prasong with an area of about 26 sq.km, included in Krabi Estuary , a wetland of international importance (Ramsar Site), Muang District, Krabi Province. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 302,000 THB SG Completed
6 Community Management of Seagrass Conservation Area of Phra Thong Island Lion village and Tha Pae Yoi village in Tambon Phra Thong, Kuraburi District, Phangnga Province, a coastal community along the Andaman Sea, whose community members were seriously affected by the Tsunami. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 289,650 THB SG Completed
7 Conservation of Local Food Source by Eco-cultural Approaches Coastal areas of 21 communities in Phang Nga and Phuket Province, which are situated in mangrove area in the vicinity of Ao Phang Nga National Park. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 299,500 THB SG Completed
8 Conserving mangroves as a local food source Takauthung, Phang Nga, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,834 SG Completed
9 Conserving wetlands on the Andaman coast Koh Yai Rang mangrove area, Kapoe, Ranong, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,737 SG Completed
10 Ecosystem-based integrated coastal resource management through multi-stakeholder participation in Southern Thailand Tambon Tha Sala, Amphoe Tha Sala, Nakhonsithammarat; and Tambon Kho-Libong, Amphoe Kantang, Trang Thailand 2009-09-01 2011-08-31 USD300,000 LG Completed
11 Evaluating and improving the management effectiveness of Thailand's marine and coastal protected areas 21 Marine protected areas in the coasts of Andaman Sea, Western Gulf of Thailand, and Eastern Gulf of Thailand Thailand 2010-04-27 2012-04-27 USD280,000 LG Completed
12 Holistic Management of Mangrove, Sea Grass, and Otter in Bangla-Sapum Bay Coastal areas of 5 communities of 3 sub-districts (Tambon) in Phuket Province, which are situated in mangrove area of Khong Tha Rua Reserve Forest, in the vicinity of Sirinart and Ao Phang-nga National Park. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 297,900 THB 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 Mangroves for the future Kingkaew Soi 1 and Pu Darm, Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-12-31 US$10,860 SG Completed
15 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
16 Moklan, the Ethnic Group of the Andaman Low land area along the Andaman coast of about 6,000 sq.km in Takuapa district, Phang Nga province. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 300,000 THB SG Completed
17 Network of Coastal Youth for Mangrove Conservation in Phang Nga Bay Coastal areas of 7 communities in Phang Nga Province and 5 communities in Phuket Province situated in the vicinity of Sirinart and Ao Phang Nga National Park. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 298,000 THB SG Completed
18 Participatory rehabilitation and conservation of aquatic habitats at Mae Nang Khao Ban Tung Rak, Mae Nang Khao, Kuraburi, Phang Nga, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,164 SG Completed
19 Planning Sustainable Use of Mangrove Kapoe District, Ranong Province Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 300,000 THB SG Completed
20 Planting Pandanus palm to protect mangroves Ban Khlong Yang, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,696 SG Completed
21 Promotion of Learning for Mangrove Conservation Mangrove area of about 2,500 ha at Baan Thungrak Village in Phang Nga Province’s Kuraburi District – an area with mangrove around the banks of several canal connecting to Kuraburi Estuary and mangrove along the coast of Kuraburi Bay. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 300,000 THB SG Completed
22 Raising awareness and promoting the use of local knowledge in managing coastal resources Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-12-31 US$11,065 SG Completed
23 Rehabilitating and conserving habitats for clams Siab Yuan, Chumphon, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,980 SG Completed
24 Rehabilitating mangroves and beach forests at Khlong Prasong Khlong Prasong, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$10,156 SG Completed
25 Restoring mangroves for nak thale (otters) Pa Klork, Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,404 SG Completed
26 Reversing environmental damage through community focused sustainable livelihoods in Ban Don Bay, Surat Thani Province, Southern Thailand Surat Thani, Southern Thailand Thailand 2009-04-16 2011-09-30 USD300,000 LG Completed
27 Strengthening coastal livelihoods and community-based tourism Chalong Bay (from Cape Phanwa to Ban Bangkhonthi), Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$11,065 SG Completed
28 Strengthening conservation of mangroves and other marine and coastal resources at Thong Toam Yai Bay Thong Toam Yai, Chumphon, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$9,979 SG Completed
29 Strengthening the capacity of a community network for managing Phuket’s coastal resources Muang and Thalang, Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$11,007 SG Completed
30 Strengthening the Community-based Coastal Resources Management Network through Community-based Learning Centers in Six Sub-districts of Trat Province, Thailand Muang and Laem Ngob districts, Trat province Thailand 2011-06-01 2012-11-30 USD149,985 LG Completed
31 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
32 Youth Power against Global Warming by Promotion of Seagrass Learning An island of Baan Tung Nang Dum, Phang Nga Province’s Kuraburi District in the Andaman Sea & Baan Tha Pae Yoi, Phang Nga Province’s Kuraburi District, on Koh (island) Prathong of the Andaman Sea Thailand 2013-06-19 2013-08-31 300,000 THB SG Completed