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

7 Projects found

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Youth training 2

I learn, I play and I am safe

Location: Cam Kim Commune and related area in Hoi An, Quang Nam, Viet Nam

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: VND 313,800,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Community Resilence, Private sector partnerships

Initial Stakeholder meeting ACCD 2016 Hoi An Vietnam2

Students and community to protect ecosystem and biodiversity through school garden model

Location: Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

Duration: 1st Mar 2016 to 1st Mar 2017

MFF Grant Amount: VND 313,900,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications, Private sector partnerships

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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

Alternative livelihood women

Alternative livelihood for women in Alif Dhaal Atoll

Location: Alif Dhaal Atoll, Central North Province, Maldives

Duration: 26th Sep 2012 to 30th Jun 2013

MFF Grant Amount: US$ 25,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender equality, Private sector partnerships

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Cooperative women producing and selling souvenirs as an additional livelihood to reduce mangrove overexploitation in Giao Xuan Commune – the buffer zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh

Location: Giao Xuan Commune is located in the buffer zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Giao Thuy District, Nam Dinh Province

Duration: 1st Jul 2012 to 30th Jun 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND 423,240,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Sustainable Business Practices, Gender equality, Private sector partnerships

Keeping the sand in "Sun, Sea and Sand": Helping coastal communities monitor, understand and manage beach movement and erosion in Seychelles

Location: Several beaches on the island of Mahe, but one example, Anse Intendance beach, Mahe

Duration: 1st Jul 2012 to 31st Jul 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 25000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Capacity Building, Private sector partnerships

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

7 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Alternative livelihood for women in Alif Dhaal Atoll Alif Dhaal Atoll, Central North Province, Maldives Maldives 2012-09-26 2013-06-30 US$ 25,000 SG 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 Cooperative women producing and selling souvenirs as an additional livelihood to reduce mangrove overexploitation in Giao Xuan Commune – the buffer zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Giao Xuan Commune is located in the buffer zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Giao Thuy District, Nam Dinh Province Viet Nam 2012-07-01 2013-06-30 VND 423,240,000 SG Completed
4 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
5 I learn, I play and I am safe Cam Kim Commune and related area in Hoi An, Quang Nam, Viet Nam Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 VND 313,800,000 SG Completed
6 Keeping the sand in "Sun, Sea and Sand": Helping coastal communities monitor, understand and manage beach movement and erosion in Seychelles Several beaches on the island of Mahe, but one example, Anse Intendance beach, Mahe Seychelles 2012-07-01 2013-07-31 USD 25000.00 SG Completed
7 Students and community to protect ecosystem and biodiversity through school garden model Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 VND 313,900,000 SG Completed