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

38 Projects found

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Introduce Natural Resources Governance into Participatory Decision Making process Through Conserve & Manage Coastal Ecosystem

Location: Thimilithivu Island in Batticalao

Duration: 10th Jan 2014 to 9th Dec 2014

MFF Grant Amount: LKR 1,946,000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Coastal Governance, Sustainable Livelihoods

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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

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

Community Fisheries Committee on patrol inside CFi domain Champou Khmao committee 2016

Inclusive and Integrated Coastal Resource Management for Future (IICRMF) in Tuol Torteung commune, Preah Sihanouk Province

Location: Tuol Torteung Commune, Prey Nub district, Preah Sihanouk province.

Duration: 1st Jul 2016 to 31st Aug 2017

MFF Grant Amount:

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence

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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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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

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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

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

38 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 A critical evaluation of the impacts of alternative livelihood programmes to reduce dependence on the Sundarbans mangroves Sundarbans, West Bengal, India India 2008-12-07 2009-08-31 US$ 10,000 SG Completed
2 An assessment of the past and present distribution status of the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) along the west coast of India West coast of India: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, and the Lakshwadeep Islands India 2011-12-31 2013-03-31 INR 834,900 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 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 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 Conservation of Grande & Bat Island Ecosystem in Goa Mandovi and Sinquerim river estuary; Grande Island, Vasco Coast, Goa India 2015-01-15 2016-01-15 INR 982,000 SG Completed
10 Conserving and regenerating mangroves at Mithapur Mithapur, Gujarat, India India 2008-12-12 2009-10-31 US$8,000 (MFF), US$17,500 (Tata Chemicals Limited) SG Completed
11 Coral reefs of India – status, threats and conservation measures Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India India 2008-10-29 2008-12-31 US$11,000 SG Completed
12 Crab Aquaculture & Mangrove Conservation to Support Community Livelihood at Kampung Laut, Central Java Lempong Pucung – Ujung Alang Village, Kampung Laut, Cilacap – Central Java Indonesia 2012-08-31 2013-04-30 USD 24,586 (from MFF), USD 9,402 (in-kind from Krida Wana) and USD 2,267 (co-funding from Local Government) SG Completed
13 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
14 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
15 Ecological assessment and education for conservation of mangrove community in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra Ratnagiri mangroves, Maharastra, India India 2012-05-15 2013-11-30 INR 868,500 SG Completed
16 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
17 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
18 Evaluation of the present status of seagrass ecosystems along the west coast stretching from Kalpitiya to Thaleimannar. Puttalam, Mannar Sri Lanka 2012-06-01 2013-05-31 LKR 738,800/- SG Completed
19 Floristic diversity and natural recruitment of mangrove species in selected mangrove habitats of South Gujarat South Gujarat, India India 2008-12-30 2009-10-31 US$14,998 SG Completed
20 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
21 Inclusive and Integrated Coastal Resource Management for Future (IICRMF) in Tuol Torteung commune, Preah Sihanouk Province Tuol Torteung Commune, Prey Nub district, Preah Sihanouk province. Cambodia 2016-07-01 2017-08-31 SG Completed
22 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
23 Introduce Natural Resources Governance into Participatory Decision Making process Through Conserve & Manage Coastal Ecosystem Thimilithivu Island in Batticalao Sri Lanka 2014-01-10 2014-12-09 LKR 1,946,000.00 SG Completed
24 Introduction of a community-based management model for Vankalai Wetland Ecosystem, Mannar, Sri Lanka South Bar, Vankalai and Achchankulam villages in Mannar, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2014-09-01 2016-02-29 LKR 10,889,330 MG Completed
25 Manning the Mangroves Kharioon coastal village, Keti Bunder, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-06-30 PKR 750,000 SG Completed
26 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
27 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
28 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
29 Rehabilitating mangroves and beach forests at Khlong Prasong Khlong Prasong, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$10,156 SG Completed
30 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
31 Stakeholder led management planning for Vembanad Kol backwaters, Kerala Vembanad-Kol backwaters, Kerala, India India 2011-11-28 2012-11-30 INR 880,000 SG Completed
32 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
33 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
34 Strengthening the Defenders of the Coast Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-12-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
35 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
36 Sustainable freshwater aquaculture in the mangrove-dominated Indian Sundarbans Sundarbans, West Bengal, India India 2009-12-02 2011-01-01 US$12,000 SG Completed
37 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
38 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