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

24 Projects found

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Interviewing fishers at Golabandha

Study of whale shark and marine megafaunal distribution along Odisha and potential for marine and coastal species-based tourism

Location: Odisha, India

Duration: 18th Jul 2016 to 17th May 2017

MFF Grant Amount: INR 698,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge for Management, Sustainable Livelihoods

Boat Survey 1

Conservation of Grande & Bat Island Ecosystem in Goa

Location: Mandovi and Sinquerim river estuary; Grande Island, Vasco Coast, Goa

Duration: 15th Jan 2015 to 15th Jan 2016

MFF Grant Amount: INR 982,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Sustainable Business Practices, Sustainable Livelihoods

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

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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

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Youth Power against Global Warming by Promotion of Seagrass Learning

Location: 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

Duration: 19th Jun 2013 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 300,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge for Management, Sustainable Livelihoods

IMG0652

Assessment of Pb Content in mangrove sediments and Avicennia marina plants from Batticaloa Lagoon

Location: Mattakali, Batticaloa

Duration: 15th Sep 2012 to 14th Jan 2013

MFF Grant Amount: LKR 1,250,000/-

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Integrated Coastal Planning

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Stakeholder led management planning for Vembanad Kol backwaters, Kerala

Location: Vembanad-Kol backwaters, Kerala, India

Duration: 28th Nov 2011 to 30th Nov 2012

MFF Grant Amount: INR 880,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Reef to Ridge, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Capacity development, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

Whal Shark

An assessment of the past and present distribution status of the Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) along the west coast of India

Location: West coast of India: Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala, and the Lakshwadeep Islands

Duration: 31st Dec 2011 to 31st Mar 2013

MFF Grant Amount: INR 834,900

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Coastal Governance, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas, Capacity development, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

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Commercially important gastropod shell resources and trade in India: Distribution, Status & Conservation strategies

Location: Tamil Nadu (Gulf of Mannar, and Palk Bay), Kerala (Wedge Bank, Kollam)

Duration: 9th Dec 2011 to 31st Oct 2013

MFF Grant Amount: INR 794,200

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation, Capacity Building, Integrated Coastal Planning, Marine Protected Areas, Knowledge management and communications

IMG 0470

Developing a practicable model through corporate-community participation for successful mangrove restoration activities in Kachchh, Gujarat

Location: Mundra, Bhuj, Gujarat

Duration: 10th Dec 2013 to 10th Jun 2015

MFF Grant Amount: INR 1,138,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Integrated Coastal Planning, Strategies for Management, Sustainable Business Practices

24 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 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
2 Assessment of Pb Content in mangrove sediments and Avicennia marina plants from Batticaloa Lagoon Mattakali, Batticaloa Sri Lanka 2012-09-15 2013-01-14 LKR 1,250,000/- SG Completed
3 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
4 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
5 Commercially important gastropod shell resources and trade in India: Distribution, Status & Conservation strategies Tamil Nadu (Gulf of Mannar, and Palk Bay), Kerala (Wedge Bank, Kollam) India 2011-12-09 2013-10-31 INR 794,200 SG Completed
6 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
7 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
8 Developing a practicable model through corporate-community participation for successful mangrove restoration activities in Kachchh, Gujarat Mundra, Bhuj, Gujarat India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,138,500 SG Completed
9 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
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 Increasing the resilience of coastal and riverine communities to climate change and other threats, by conserving the ecosystems of the Maya Oya and associated coastal wetlands in Sri Lanka Negombo and Katana DS Divisions in the Gampaha District (Western Province) and Wennappuwa and Dankotuwa DS Divisions in the Puttalam District in the North-Western Province, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-09-01 2011-11-30 USD 151,895 LG Completed
12 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
13 Living resources of the Gulf of Mannar: Assessment of key species and habitats for enhancing awareness and for conservation policy formulation Gulf of Mannar India
Sri Lanka
2012-09-01 2014-12-31 $ 200,000.00 RG Completed
14 Mangrove diversity and related fishery in lagoon/estuarine systems in Potuvil- Panama coastal stretch. Pottuvil, Panama Sri Lanka 2012-06-01 2013-05-31 LKR 734,400/- SG Completed
15 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
16 Rehabilitation of degraded seagrass area in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, to support long term conservation of seagrass habitats Koswari Island, Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, India India 2013-12-10 2015-03-10 INR 1,426,750 SG Completed
17 Role of coastal ecosystems in enabling resilience of coastal communities post a natural disaster Andhra Pradesh India 2014-12-15 2016-01-15 INR 1,017,500 SG Completed
18 Seasonal and spatial variation of physico-chemical parameters of water in the Panama lagoon Panama Sri Lanka 2012-06-01 2013-05-31 LKR 743,400/- SG Completed
19 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
20 Strengthened capacity of children, communities and local government by better preparedness and mitigation of climate change and disaster risk in Kendrapara district, Odisha 7 villages in Chandilbaunsamula Gram Panchayat and 4 villages in Kandira Gram Panchayat, Rajnagar Block, Kendrapara district, Odisha India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,160,000 SG Completed
21 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
22 Study of whale shark and marine megafaunal distribution along Odisha and potential for marine and coastal species-based tourism Odisha, India India 2016-07-18 2017-05-17 INR 698,500 SG Completed
23 Survey and assessment in Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay to support strategy to conserve and manage seagrass habitats Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay, Tamil Nadu, India India 2011-12-20 2013-02-28 INR 855,700 SG Completed
24 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