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

44 Projects found

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Building home-stay tourism village in Cam Thanh eco-village

Location: Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An City – Quang Nam province

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: 282,816,500 VND

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

Waiting for fish

My town - My story

Location: Hoi An City, Quang Nam province

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: USD 238,495,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

Youth training 2

I learn, I play and I am safe

Location: Cam Kim Commune and related area in Hoi An, Quang Nam, Viet Nam

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: VND 313,800,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Community Resilence, Private sector partnerships

Huong village CLCMPA 2016Hoi An Vietnam 3

Conservation communication for target resources (Lobster, Common Turtle Limpet, Abalone, Indo-Pacific Pen Shell, Giant Clam) in Cu Lao Cham, Hoi An

Location: Tan Hiep commune (Cu Lao Cham), Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, Viet Nam.

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: 262,130,000 VND

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Marine Protected Areas

Pagoda Field Park DAU 2016 Hoi An Vietnam3

Increase the role and capacity of community in the land use planning process of Pagoda Field, Cu Lao Cham towards sustainable development

Location: Hon Lao, main island of Cu Lao Cham, Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An city

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: VND 276,580,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

Initial Stakeholder meeting ACCD 2016 Hoi An Vietnam2

Students and community to protect ecosystem and biodiversity through school garden model

Location: Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: VND 313,900,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications, Private sector partnerships

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

12

Conservation of fresh water resource on sand dunes in Thua Duc commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province

Location: Thua Duc commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province, Vietnam

Duration: 1st Jun 2014 to 1st May 2015

MFF Grant Amount: VND 336,270,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Community Resilence, Sustainable Livelihoods

FACOD 1

Support and develop community based eco-tourism in the coastal nature reserve and environmental protection area in Thanh Phong commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province

Location: Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province

Duration: 1st Aug 2013 to 31st Mar 2015

MFF Grant Amount: 520,950,000 VND

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge management and communications, Capacity development, Gender equality

RNM

Establish a sustainable apiculture model run by women in mangrove forest of Tien Lang District, Hai Phong City

Location: Tien Lang District, Hai Phong Province

Duration: 1st Jun 2014 to 31st May 2015

MFF Grant Amount: VND268,390,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

44 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 "For the Green of Mangroves" Clubs - Communication Model for Lower Secondary School Students in Thanh Hoa Province Thanh Hoa is a coastal province loacted in the Northen Central region, with the 102km of coastal line. Hau Loc is one of the six coastal districts of Thanh Hoa province. Viet Nam 2011-10-01 2013-03-31 VND482,650,000 SG Completed
2 Building home-stay tourism village in Cam Thanh eco-village Cam Thanh commune, Hoi An City – Quang Nam province Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 282,816,500 VND SG Completed
3 Capacity building in management and conservation of mangroves ecosystem in a community participatory approach in Mui Ca Mau National Park Mui Ca Mau is a national park in southern Vietnam. It is located in Dat Mui Commune, Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province, the southernmost of Vietnam's provinces Viet Nam 2012-11-01 2013-06-30 VND294,020,000 SG Completed
4 Community based environmental monitoring system for mangrove-based shrimp aquaculture in Thanh Phuoc Commune, Binh Dai District, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam Thanh Phuoc commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2014-05-01 2015-04-01 VND 306,675,000 SG Completed
5 Community forestry management and improving mangrove based poly-culture model in Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province An Thuy Commune, Ba Tri District, Ben Tre Province Viet Nam 2013-08-26 2015-02-28 470,890,000 VND SG Completed
6 Community-based mangroves conservation and crab bank model in Lang Co Lagoon, Thua Thien Hue Province Lang Co Town, Thua Thien Hue Province Viet Nam 2013-12-01 2015-02-28 VND400,020,000 SG Completed
7 Community-based mangroves conservation and crab bank model in Lang Co Lagoon, Thua Thien Hue Province Lang Co Town, Thua Thien Hue Province Viet Nam 2013-12-01 2015-02-28 VND400,020,000 SG Completed
8 Community-based restoration and management of mangroves in Lap An Lagoon, Thua Thien Hue The Lap An lagoon belongs to Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province. The lagoon area is 16.17 km2 and its depth is not equilateral from 0.5 to 3 m. The Lap An lagoon is located in monsoon tropical area and it is influenced by see-breeze. Viet Nam 2011-10-01 2013-03-31 VND468,000,000 SG Completed
9 Conservation communication for target resources (Lobster, Common Turtle Limpet, Abalone, Indo-Pacific Pen Shell, Giant Clam) in Cu Lao Cham, Hoi An Tan Hiep commune (Cu Lao Cham), Hoi An city, Quang Nam province, Viet Nam. Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 262,130,000 VND SG Completed
10 Conservation of fresh water resource on sand dunes in Thua Duc commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province Thua Duc commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-01 VND 336,270,000 SG Completed
11 Conversion to mangrove based poly-culture systems from failed or extensive mono shrimp farms. Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2014-04-01 2015-03-31 VND 432,750,000 SG Completed
12 Converting failed intensive shrimp farms to mangrove poly-culture systems to build ecosystem resilience to climate change at Thanh Hai commune, Thanh Phu district. Thanh Hai Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-30 362,820,000VND SG Completed
13 Cooperative women producing and selling souvenirs as an additional livelihood to reduce mangrove overexploitation in Giao Xuan Commune – the buffer zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Giao Xuan Commune is located in the buffer zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Giao Thuy District, Nam Dinh Province Viet Nam 2012-07-01 2013-06-30 VND 423,240,000 SG Completed
14 Developing community participatory coral reefs management mechanism and pilot rehabilitation of 2,000m2 hard corals in Bai Huong Hamlet, Tan Hiep Commune (Cu Lao Cham), Hoi An, Quang Nam Province Tan Hiep Commune, Hoi An City Viet Nam 2013-12-01 2015-05-31 VND318,050,000 SG Completed
15 Developing Nypa Palm community-based management mechanism in Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune is located to the South of Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2012-08-01 2013-01-31 VND107,482,000 SG Completed
16 Developing sustainable mangrove based polyculture model (shrimp-crab-mud clam) in Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province Long Vinh and Truong Long Hoa Commune, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province Viet Nam 2013-08-01 2015-01-31 556,600,900VND SG Completed
17 Environment improvement and restoration and sustainable development of mangroves ecosystem in Quang Tri Province Tan Xuan Hamlet is located in Gio Viet Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province Viet Nam 2012-09-01 2013-06-30 VND 324,140,000 SG Completed
18 Establish a sustainable apiculture model run by women in mangrove forest of Tien Lang District, Hai Phong City Tien Lang District, Hai Phong Province Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-31 VND268,390,000 SG Completed
19 Establish and pilot partnerships among government - farmers - scientists and enterprises in the management of harvesting Cu Lao Cham mountain crabs U Minh District and Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-31 VND360,330,000 SG Completed
20 Establish oysters farming model using hanging medium and guide sustainable clams farming techniques in Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province Viet Nam 2014-05-02 2015-04-30 VND376,821,600 SG Completed
21 I learn, I play and I am safe Cam Kim Commune and related area in Hoi An, Quang Nam, Viet Nam Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 VND 313,800,000 SG Completed
22 Implement two pilot VietGAP sustainable shrimp-crab culture models in Kim Trung Commune, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province Kim Trung Commune, Kim Son District, Ninh Binh Province Viet Nam 2013-11-25 2014-11-30 VND406,896,000 SG Completed
23 Improve livelihoods through sustainable use of Nypa Palm and encourage local community to protect and manage the Nypa Palm forest in Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2014-02-01 2014-11-30 VND135,795,000 SG Completed
24 Improving mangrove based crab culture for stable income, community connection and promoting mangrove plantation Truong Long Hoa , Duyen Hai, Tra Vinh, Vietnam Viet Nam 2014-04-01 2015-03-31 VND 400,480,000 SG Completed
25 Improving the community livelihoods resilience and adaptive management of locally managed marine reserves (LMMA) of Vietnam: from local actions to national network (i) Trao Reef LMMA, Van Hung commune, Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa province, (ii) Nhon Hai LMMA, Nhon Hai commune, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, (iii) Bai Huong LMMA, Cu Lao Cham islands, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province Viet Nam 2013-04-01 2015-03-31 USD58,236 MG Completed
26 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
27 Increase the role and capacity of community in the land use planning process of Pagoda Field, Cu Lao Cham towards sustainable development Hon Lao, main island of Cu Lao Cham, Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An city Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 VND 276,580,000 SG Completed
28 Increasing extensive shrimp farm productivity by managing algae and improving water circulation at Long Khanh Commune, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam Long Khanh Commune, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-01 VND 475,221,000 SG Completed
29 Integrating sustainable livelihood improvement into mangrove restoration and conservation in An Hoa lagoon The An Hoa lagoon is about 1,900ha, located at the end of the Trương Giang river, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province Viet Nam 2011-10-01 2013-06-30 VND375,340,000 SG Completed
30 Mitigating tourism induced environmental pollution in Nypa wetland Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2013-12-01 2014-11-30 VND417,700,000 SG Completed
31 My town - My story Hoi An City, Quang Nam province Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 USD 238,495,000 SG Completed
32 Participation of Buddhist Community in mangrove conservation and development in Loi Quan Island, Tien Giang Province Loi Quan Island is located in Tan Phu Dong District, Tien Giang Province Viet Nam 2012-08-01 2013-06-30 VND299,900,000 SG Completed
33 Producing beverages from fruits of Sonneratia caseolaris to create a new livelihood for coastal communities in Vinh Quang Commune, Tien Lang District, Hai Phong Province Tien Lang District, Hai Phong Province Viet Nam 2014-05-02 2015-04-30 VND385,250,000 SG Completed
34 Promote brand name for local products with the logo of Xuan Thuy National Park - the core zone of Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve Giao Thuy District, Nam Dinh Province Viet Nam 2014-05-02 2015-04-30 VND329,370,000 SG Completed
35 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
36 Residential planning - architecture model in mangroves populated areas in Ca Mau for climate adaptation and sustainable development Ca Mau Province Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-31 VND380,130,000 SG Completed
37 Socio-economic impact assessment of mangroves replantation to encourage community-based mangroves protection and management in Bang La, Dai Hop and Tan Thanh coastal communes in Hai Phong City Bang La Commune, Dai Hop Commune and Tan Thanh Commune, Hai Phong City Viet Nam 2014-02-01 2015-01-31 VND421,722,000 SG Completed
38 Students and community to protect ecosystem and biodiversity through school garden model Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 VND 313,900,000 SG Completed
39 Support and develop community based eco-tourism in the coastal nature reserve and environmental protection area in Thanh Phong commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Viet Nam 2013-08-01 2015-03-31 520,950,000 VND SG Completed
40 Supporting farmers in implementing the mangrove based polyculture of shrimp-crab - fish (spotted scat) and with Scirpus(ScirpuslittoralisSchrab) for aquaculture natural feed in TraVinh province Long Khanh and Long Vinh communes, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2014-05-01 2015-04-30 VND 379,250,000 SG Completed
41 Supporting farmers in shrimp-crab polyculture model integrated in mangrove forest in Tra Vinh Province : Duyen Hai districts - Tra Vinh province (including the communes: Vinh Long, Long Khanh, Dong Hai, Dan Thanh, Truong Long Hoa). Viet Nam 2013-08-26 2015-01-31 369,700,000VND SG Completed
42 Sustainable Use of Cam Thanh Nypa Wetlands, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2013-04-01 2015-03-31 US$67,412 MG Completed
43 Sustainable use of mangrove resources to benefit poor women through a co-management pilot in the core zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Vietnam Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2011-10-01 2013-02-28 VND373,050,000 SG Completed
44 Trial on polyculture of mud creeper (Cerithidea obtusa) and blood cockle (Anadara Granosa) under mangrove canopy in Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu dist, Ben Tre Province Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Viet Nam 2014-04-10 2015-04-10 365,440,000 VND SG Completed