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

61 Projects found

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5.14 Cattail removal c KEkaratne 2009

Removing cattail from a village drainage canal

Location: Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka

Duration: 1st Feb 2009 to 30th Sep 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$4,386

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, 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

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

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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

IMG 8500

Promoting locally effective solutions to waste management in GDh. Faresmathoda and Vaadhoo to reduce environmental impacts

Location: G.Dh Faresmathoda and G.Dh Vaadhoo

Duration: 1st Jul 2015 to 21st Jul 2016

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 374,913

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management

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Crab Aquaculture & Mangrove Conservation to Support Community Livelihood at Kampung Laut, Central Java

Location: Lempong Pucung – Ujung Alang Village, Kampung Laut, Cilacap – Central Java

Duration: 31st Aug 2012 to 30th Apr 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 24,586 (from MFF), USD 9,402 (in-kind from Krida Wana) and USD 2,267 (co-funding from Local Government)

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Climate change, Gender equality, Private sector partnerships, Sustainable Business Practices, Coastal Governance, Capacity Building, Strategies for Management

Koh Samui one of the largest island in the south of Thailand. The Island attrack hi end tourists from all around the world. Raising cost of living the local are struckle to make ends meet.

Mapping and enhancing natural resource governance in Small Island Communities

Location: Maldives, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Thailand

Duration: 1st Jan 2013 to 31st Dec 2014

MFF Grant Amount: USD199,994

MFF Grant Type: Regional Grants Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Strategies for Management, Coastal Governance

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Planning Sustainable Use of Mangrove

Location: Kapoe District, Ranong Province

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 300,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Knowledge for Management, Community Resilence

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Conservation of Local Food Source by Eco-cultural Approaches

Location: Coastal areas of 21 communities in Phang Nga and Phuket Province, which are situated in mangrove area in the vicinity of Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 299,500 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Reef to Ridge, Sustainable Livelihoods, Strategies for Management

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 "Mangroves for mankind": Rehabilitating mangroves at the Sanctuary at Roche Caiman Roche Caiman, Mahe Seychelles Seychelles 2012-05-30 2013-07-31 USD 25000.00 SG Completed
2 A participatory mangrove management programme Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-11-30 US$4,395 SG Completed
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 Building community capacity for managing coastal resources at Talingchan Talingchan, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$8,805 SG Completed
7 Coastal planting on Ethukkaal Beach Kattankudy, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,913 SG Completed
8 Coastal planting on Hadjiar Beach Kattankudy, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,118 SG Completed
9 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
10 Community Capacity Building for Coastal and Mangrove Conservation of Tambon Khlong Pasong Tambon Khlong Prasong with an area of about 26 sq.km, included in Krabi Estuary , a wetland of international importance (Ramsar Site), Muang District, Krabi Province. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 302,000 THB SG Completed
11 Community stewardship in conservation, restoration and sustainable management of mangroves in Orissa coast Rajnagar, Kendrapara district (Bhitarkanika mangrove forest) Orissa, India India 2012-01-20 2012-12-31 INR 814,340 SG Completed
12 Community-based environmental coastal management in Demak, Province of Central Java Four villages (Sriwulan, Bedono, Timbulsloko, Surodadi) of the District Kacamatan of Sayung, the Regency of Demak, the Province of Central Java Indonesia 2011-11-01 2013-10-30 USD240,000 LG Completed
13 Community-based management of the Port Launay Mangrove Ramsar Site in Seychelles Port Glaud district, Mahe, Seychelles Seychelles 2014-11-01 2016-10-31 SCR 1,142,160 MG Completed
14 Community-based mangrove planting at Kurakkanhena Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-10-31 US$4,232 SG Completed
15 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
16 Conservation of Local Food Source by Eco-cultural Approaches Coastal areas of 21 communities in Phang Nga and Phuket Province, which are situated in mangrove area in the vicinity of Ao Phang Nga National Park. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 299,500 THB SG Completed
17 Conserving turtle rookeries on Mahé through improved public awareness and community involvement Ten beaches in southern Mahé, Seychelles Seychelles 2009-07-01 2011-05-31 US$24,950 SG Completed
18 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
19 Cultivating bamboo as a wood substitute to protect mangroves and control erosion at Rekawa lagoon Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$4,060 SG Completed
20 Demonstration of Wastewater Treatment for Reduction of coastal water contamination from Manora Island Karachi Manora Island Karachi Pakistan 2016-04-01 2018-02-28 PKR 7,262,500 MG Completed
21 Developing a practicable model through corporate-community participation for successful mangrove restoration activities in Kachchh, Gujarat Mundra, Bhuj, Gujarat India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,138,500 SG Completed
22 Ecological assessment and education for conservation of mangrove community in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra Ratnagiri mangroves, Maharastra, India India 2012-05-15 2013-11-30 INR 868,500 SG Completed
23 Environmental Awareness Media Project Male', Maldives Maldives 2009-10-01 2010-03-31 US$ 34,890 SG Completed
24 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
25 Establishing a community biogas plant Maduganga, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$4,382 SG Completed
26 Establishing a waste disposal site Vaikaradhoo Island, Haa Dhaal Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives Maldives 2010-10-15 2011-05-30 US$11,672 SG Completed
27 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
28 Fuel-efficient stoves for coastal communities Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,947 SG Completed
29 Holistic Management of Mangrove, Sea Grass, and Otter in Bangla-Sapum Bay Coastal areas of 5 communities of 3 sub-districts (Tambon) in Phuket Province, which are situated in mangrove area of Khong Tha Rua Reserve Forest, in the vicinity of Sirinart and Ao Phang-nga National Park. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 297,900 THB SG Completed
30 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
31 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
32 Mangrove conservation and management: enhancing livelihood opportunities for mangrove dependent communities in Bhitarkanika reserve forest Chainrakolha and Garta village in the Ragani Panchayat of Rajnagar block, in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa India 2012-05-15 2013-03-15 MFF Grant: INR 875,000 SG Completed
33 Mangrove restoration: participatory assessment of current practices Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India India 2010-02-19 2011-02-01 US$17,400 SG Completed
34 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
35 Participatory rehabilitation and conservation of aquatic habitats at Mae Nang Khao Ban Tung Rak, Mae Nang Khao, Kuraburi, Phang Nga, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,164 SG Completed
36 Piloting red tilapia cage culture as an alternative livelihood in the Maduganga estuary Maduganga, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 US$4,321 SG Completed
37 Planning Sustainable Use of Mangrove Kapoe District, Ranong Province Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 300,000 THB SG Completed
38 Planting and Managing Mangroves along Coastal Areas of Kulon Progo Jangkaran village, Temon sub-district, Kulonprogo district, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia Indonesia 2012-08-27 2013-04-27 USD 25,000 SG Completed
39 Planting Pandanus in the coastal belt of Kandakuliya Kandakuliya, Puttalam Sri Lanka 2012-08-01 2013-05-31 LKR 674,900/- SG Completed
40 Preserving Puttalam lagoon for future generations Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-11-30 US$3,882 SG Completed
41 Promoting community participation in integrated coastal management in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka The project was implemented in over 50 coastal villages, in nine coastal Divisional Secretariat Divisions in Puttalam District, in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2010-01-01 2011-08-01 USD 259,354.70 LG Completed
42 Promoting locally effective solutions to waste management in GDh. Faresmathoda and Vaadhoo to reduce environmental impacts G.Dh Faresmathoda and G.Dh Vaadhoo Maldives 2015-07-01 2016-07-21 MVR 374,913 SG Completed
43 Rehabilitation and reconstruction of Pottuvil mangrove nursery Panama, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-09-30 US$3,860 SG Completed
44 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
45 Removing cattail from a village drainage canal Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-09-30 US$4,386 SG Completed
46 Removing pond apple from parts of the Maduganga wetland Maduganga, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-11-30 US$3,842 SG Completed
47 Replanting mangroves and introducing eco-friendly home gardening Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,904 SG Completed
48 Replanting mangroves in Batticaloa lagoon Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$4,360 SG Completed
49 Replanting mangroves in Pottuvil lagoon Kottukal, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$4,018 SG Completed
50 Restoring a village tank Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-10-01 2009-11-30 US$3,650 SG Completed
51 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
52 Safeguarding mangroves through awareness programmes Mulipuram, Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-09-30 US$4,374 SG Completed
53 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
54 Strengthening conservation of mangroves and other marine and coastal resources at Thong Toam Yai Bay Thong Toam Yai, Chumphon, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$9,979 SG Completed
55 Strengthening the Community-based Coastal Resources Management Network through Community-based Learning Centers in Six Sub-districts of Trat Province, Thailand Muang and Laem Ngob districts, Trat province Thailand 2011-06-01 2012-11-30 USD149,985 LG Completed
56 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
57 Sustainable coastal livelihoods through Integrated Mangrove Fishery Farming Systems (IMFFS) Tamil Nadu, India India 2009-01-06 2009-10-31 US$21,000 SG Completed
58 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
59 Training and supporting fisher families in Kattankudy to establish banana-based home gardens Kattankudy, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,952 SG Completed
60 Training and supporting fisher families in Ussangoda to establish home gardens Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-11-30 US$3,240 SG Completed
61 “Mangroves are a Must!” Promoting mangrove conservation awareness and education in the face of climate change in the Seychelles Mahé and Praslin islands, Seychelles Seychelles 2009-07-01 2011-02-28 US$25,000 SG Completed