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

6 Projects found

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Community based environmental monitoring system for mangrove-based shrimp aquaculture in Thanh Phuoc Commune, Binh Dai District, Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

Location: Thanh Phuoc commune, Binh Dai district, Ben Tre province, Vietnam

Duration: 1st May 2014 to 1st Apr 2015

MFF Grant Amount: VND 306,675,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Sustainable Livelihoods

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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

Sunset in Sundarban

Alternative livelihood options for vulnerable mangrove resources in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

Location: Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India

Duration: 16th Nov 2011 to 15th Nov 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 299,600

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management

Community member in Takamaka district discusses development impacts in a meeting organised ny the Large project grantees 29052012

Coastal development and ecosystem modelling as a tool to enable improved local and national policy and decision-making processes

Location: Beau Vallon Baie, Mahe; Anse Intendance, Mahe; North Island; Denis Island

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 30th Jul 2012

MFF Grant Amount: USD200,000

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Economic Valuation, Civil Society Engagement, Integrated Coastal Planning, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Private sector partnerships, Knowledge management and communications

PoW 13 Contributing to marine protected Areas

Evaluating and improving the management effectiveness of Thailand's marine and coastal protected areas

Location: 21 Marine protected areas in the coasts of Andaman Sea, Western Gulf of Thailand, and Eastern Gulf of Thailand

Duration: 27th Apr 2010 to 27th Apr 2012

MFF Grant Amount: USD280,000

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Marine Protected Areas, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Strategies for Management

4.8 Mr LaboudallonTRASS c Seychelles

Where did all the soil go? Coastal monitoring as a tool for developing local capacity, raising public awareness and assessing long-term environmental change

Location: Anse Possession, Praslin, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 31st Jul 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$23,200

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Marine Protected Areas, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Sustainable Business Practices, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

6 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Alternative livelihood options for vulnerable mangrove resources in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India India 2011-11-16 2013-11-15 USD 299,600 LG Completed
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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