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

14 Projects found

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Demarcation of Area 1

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

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

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Rehabilitation of degraded seagrass area in Tuticorin coast of Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, to support long term conservation of seagrass habitats

Location: Koswari Island, Gulf of Mannar, Tamil Nadu, India

Duration: 10th Dec 2013 to 10th Mar 2015

MFF Grant Amount: INR 1,426,750

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge for Management, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Marine Protected Areas, Strategies for Management

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Ecological assessment and education for conservation of mangrove community in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra

Location: Ratnagiri mangroves, Maharastra, India

Duration: 15th May 2012 to 30th Nov 2013

MFF Grant Amount: INR 868,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge management and communications, Gender equality, Climate change, Marine Protected Areas, Integrated Coastal Planning, Coastal Governance, Community Resilence, Capacity Building, Strategies for Management, Knowledge for Management

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Living resources of the Gulf of Mannar: Assessment of key species and habitats for enhancing awareness and for conservation policy formulation

Location: Gulf of Mannar

Duration: 1st Sep 2012 to 31st Dec 2014

MFF Grant Amount: $ 200,000.00

MFF Grant Type: Regional Grants Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Marine Protected Areas, Economic Valuation, Strategies for Management, Capacity Building, Integrated Coastal Planning, Community Resilence

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Optimizing Degraded Fish Ponds ('Tambak') and Conserving Mangroves at Mangunharjo Village

Location: Mangunharjo and Mangkang Wetan village, District of Tugu, City of Semarang, Central java located in northern Java, approximately 20 kilometer from center of city Semarang, Indonesia.

Duration: 27th Aug 2012 to 27th Apr 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 25,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation, Civil Society Engagement, Marine Protected Areas, Gender equality

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Improving the community livelihoods resilience and adaptive management of locally managed marine reserves (LMMA) of Vietnam: from local actions to national network

Location: (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

Duration: 1st Apr 2013 to 31st Mar 2015

MFF Grant Amount: USD58,236

MFF Grant Type: Medium Grant Facility

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

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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

14 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 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 Optimizing Degraded Fish Ponds ('Tambak') and Conserving Mangroves at Mangunharjo Village Mangunharjo and Mangkang Wetan village, District of Tugu, City of Semarang, Central java located in northern Java, approximately 20 kilometer from center of city Semarang, Indonesia. Indonesia 2012-08-27 2013-04-27 USD 25,000 SG Completed
11 Rehabilitating mangroves and beach forests at Khlong Prasong Khlong Prasong, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$10,156 SG Completed
12 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
13 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
14 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