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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Mangroves in Viet Nam

Income for coastal communities for mangrove protection

Location: Coastal communities in Pakistan, Thailand, and Viet Nam

Duration: 1st Dec 2014 to 31st Dec 2016

MFF Grant Amount: USD 188,076

MFF Grant Type: Regional Grants Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation, Financing Coastal Conservation

IMG 0211

Assessment and impacts of mangroves based camel grazing in coastal Balochistan

Location: Coastal areas of Balochistan, Pakistan

Duration: 25th Dec 2014 to 25th Dec 2015

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 999,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation, Gender equality, Sustainable Livelihoods

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Valuation of Mangroves in PQA Indus Delta: An Econometric Approach

Location: Coastal areas of Sindh, Pakistan

Duration: 25th Dec 2014 to 25th Dec 2015

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 1,650,750

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity development, Coastal Governance, Economic Valuation, Knowledge for Management

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Assessment of stock and market potential of consumable seaweeds in on and very near shore waters along Karachi coast

Location: Karachi Coast, Sindh, Pakistan

Duration: 25th Dec 2014 to 25th Jun 2016

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 1,191,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Capacity development, Community Resilence, Economic Valuation

FRDO

Integrated Shrimp Ponds in the Indus Delta

Location: Bhoori Village and Haji Doongar Jat

Duration: 5th Jul 2013 to 5th Jul 2014

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 951,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation, Sustainable Livelihoods, Sustainable Business Practices, Capacity development, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

IMG 1223

Value of ecosystems’ services provided by the Jaffna lagoon and contribution of the lagoon to the livelihoods of peripheral villagers

Location: Jaffna Lagoon

Duration: 1st Jun 2014 to 30th Apr 2015

MFF Grant Amount: LKR 1,638,450

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation

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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

Participation women for coastal rehabilitationFPIK UNDIP2012

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

Biodiversity assessment Huraa mangroves

Biodiversity Assessment & Ecological Valuation of Huraa Mangrove

Location: Kaafu Atoll, Huraa, Maldives

Duration: 25th Jun 2013 to 26th Jun 2015

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 375,000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation, Knowledge management and communications, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation

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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

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Assessment and impacts of mangroves based camel grazing in coastal Balochistan Coastal areas of Balochistan, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-25 2015-12-25 PKR 999,500 SG Completed
2 Assessment of stock and market potential of consumable seaweeds in on and very near shore waters along Karachi coast Karachi Coast, Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-25 2016-06-25 PKR 1,191,000 SG Completed
3 Biodiversity Assessment & Ecological Valuation of Huraa Mangrove Kaafu Atoll, Huraa, Maldives Maldives 2013-06-25 2015-06-26 MVR 375,000.00 SG Completed
4 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
5 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
6 Income for coastal communities for mangrove protection Coastal communities in Pakistan, Thailand, and Viet Nam Thailand
Viet Nam
Pakistan
2014-12-01 2016-12-31 USD 188,076 RG Completed
7 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
8 Integrated Shrimp Ponds in the Indus Delta Bhoori Village and Haji Doongar Jat Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 PKR 951,000 SG 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 Planting Pandanus palm to protect mangroves Ban Khlong Yang, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,696 SG Completed
12 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
13 Valuation of Mangroves in PQA Indus Delta: An Econometric Approach Coastal areas of Sindh, Pakistan Pakistan 2014-12-25 2015-12-25 PKR 1,650,750 SG Completed
14 Value of ecosystems’ services provided by the Jaffna lagoon and contribution of the lagoon to the livelihoods of peripheral villagers Jaffna Lagoon Sri Lanka 2014-06-01 2015-04-30 LKR 1,638,450 SG Completed