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

8 Projects found

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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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Network of Coastal Youth for Mangrove Conservation in Phang Nga Bay

Location: Coastal areas of 7 communities in Phang Nga Province and 5 communities in Phuket Province situated in the vicinity of Sirinart and Ao Phang Nga National Park.

Duration: 19th Jun 2012 to 31st Aug 2013

MFF Grant Amount: 298,000 THB

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge for Management, Reef to Ridge

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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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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

5.35 Replanting mangroves in the Dutch Canal c RMahindapala 2009

Replanting mangroves in the Dutch Canal to enhance ecosystem productivity

Location: Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Duration: 1st Mar 2009 to 30th Nov 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$4,386

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Reef to Ridge, Civil Society Engagement

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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

Location: 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

Duration: 1st Sep 2009 to 30th Nov 2011

MFF Grant Amount: USD 151,895

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Reef to Ridge, Economic Valuation, Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Integrated Coastal Planning, Strategies for Management

Replanting of Mangrove in LGF Activity

Community-based environmental coastal management in Demak, Province of Central Java

Location: Four villages (Sriwulan, Bedono, Timbulsloko, Surodadi) of the District Kacamatan of Sayung, the Regency of Demak, the Province of Central Java

Duration: 1st Nov 2011 to 30th Oct 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD240,000

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Reef to Ridge, Economic Valuation, Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence

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Enhancing community and island ecosystem resilience through innovative technology and food security

Location: Baa Atoll - five islands in the North Province of the Republic of Maldives: Kudarilkilu, Kamadhoo, Kilhahdoo, Dharavandhoo and Maalhos

Duration: 5th May 2010 to 30th Apr 2012

MFF Grant Amount: USD284,265

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Reef to Ridge, Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods, Climate change, Gender equality

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 Enhancing community and island ecosystem resilience through innovative technology and food security Baa Atoll - five islands in the North Province of the Republic of Maldives: Kudarilkilu, Kamadhoo, Kilhahdoo, Dharavandhoo and Maalhos Maldives 2010-05-05 2012-04-30 USD284,265 LG Completed
5 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
6 Network of Coastal Youth for Mangrove Conservation in Phang Nga Bay Coastal areas of 7 communities in Phang Nga Province and 5 communities in Phuket Province situated in the vicinity of Sirinart and Ao Phang Nga National Park. Thailand 2012-06-19 2013-08-31 298,000 THB SG Completed
7 Replanting mangroves in the Dutch Canal to enhance ecosystem productivity Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-03-01 2009-11-30 US$4,386 SG Completed
8 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