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

68 Projects found

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Mat products SGF Shyamnagar

Increasing income of the female-headed families to reduce dependency on Sunderban resources

Location: Bairshing and Boro Kupot vilaages of Atulia union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira District, Bangladesh

Duration: 20th Sep 2013 to 19th Dec 2014

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,650,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence, Climate change, Gender equality

Discussion

Participation of Buddhist Community in mangrove conservation and development in Loi Quan Island, Tien Giang Province

Location: Loi Quan Island is located in Tan Phu Dong District, Tien Giang Province

Duration: 1st Aug 2012 to 30th Jun 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND299,900,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Knowledge management and communications, Gender equality, Climate change

Discussion about pilot sustainable aquaculture modelNui ThanhViet Namc Viet2

Integrating sustainable livelihood improvement into mangrove restoration and conservation in An Hoa lagoon

Location: The An Hoa lagoon is about 1,900ha, located at the end of the Trương Giang river, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province

Duration: 1st Oct 2011 to 30th Jun 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND375,340,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Coastal Governance, Climate change, Gender equality

IMG5926

Community-based restoration and management of mangroves in Lap An Lagoon, Thua Thien Hue

Location: The Lap An lagoon belongs to Lang Co Town, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province. The lagoon area is 16.17 km2 and its depth is not equilateral from 0.5 to 3 m. The Lap An lagoon is located in monsoon tropical area and it is influenced by see-breeze.

Duration: 1st Oct 2011 to 31st Mar 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND468,000,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Coastal Governance

Before and after waste collection in abandoned shrimp ponds6

Environment improvement and restoration and sustainable development of mangroves ecosystem in Quang Tri Province

Location: Tan Xuan Hamlet is located in Gio Viet Commune, Gio Linh District, Quang Tri Province

Duration: 1st Sep 2012 to 30th Jun 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND 324,140,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

Hoi thi RNMHaiLocVietnamNTHuong2012

"For the Green of Mangroves" Clubs - Communication Model for Lower Secondary School Students in Thanh Hoa Province

Location: Thanh Hoa is a coastal province loacted in the Northen Central region, with the 102km of coastal line. Hau Loc is one of the six coastal districts of Thanh Hoa province.

Duration: 1st Oct 2011 to 31st Mar 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND482,650,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications

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Picture Perfect: Echoes of the Tides

Location: Sindh-Balochistan coastal areas

Duration: 1st Nov 2011 to 30th Jun 2012

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 860,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications, Capacity development

Enroute Food Security

Enroute Food Security

Location: Sonmiani, Balochistan, Pakistan

Duration: 1st Nov 2011 to 30th Jun 2012

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 860,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

WideSchools students Lamongan ID CBDRM NU2010

Islamic Boarding School and Community Involvement in Reducing Disaster Risks in Coastal Areas by Replanting Mangroves

Location: Brondong district, Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia

Duration: 4th May 2010 to 4th Dec 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$25,873

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

WideWomen beneficiaries planting Pemalang ID Mitra Bahari2010

Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Mangroves at Pesantren Village

Location: Pesantren village, Pemalang, Central Java, Indonesia

Duration: 4th May 2010 to 4th Apr 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$27,046 (from a total budget of US$27,922 approved by MFF

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Gender equality, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications

68 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Mitigating tourism induced environmental pollution in Nypa wetland Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2013-12-01 2014-11-30 VND417,700,000 SG Completed
2 Participation in protecting and conserving mangrove forest resources to improve local livelihoods and adapt to climate change, Tuol Korki Community Protected Area Tuol Korki Community Protected Area Cambodia 2015-05-01 2016-04-30 99,727,000 KHR SG Completed
3 Participation of Buddhist Community in mangrove conservation and development in Loi Quan Island, Tien Giang Province Loi Quan Island is located in Tan Phu Dong District, Tien Giang Province Viet Nam 2012-08-01 2013-06-30 VND299,900,000 SG Completed
4 Picture Perfect: Echoes of the Tides Sindh-Balochistan coastal areas Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
5 Plant and Protect Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2011-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
6 Rehabilitating and conserving habitats for clams Siab Yuan, Chumphon, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,980 SG Completed
7 Rehabilitating mangroves and beach forests at Khlong Prasong Khlong Prasong, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$10,156 SG Completed
8 Rehabilitation and sustainable management of the North-East Point marsh North-East Point, Mahé, Seychelles Seychelles 2010-08-01 2010-12-31 US$11,900 SG Completed
9 Rehabilitation and Sustainable Use of Mangroves at Pesantren Village Pesantren village, Pemalang, Central Java, Indonesia Indonesia 2010-05-04 2011-04-04 US$27,046 (from a total budget of US$27,922 approved by MFF SG Completed
10 Residential planning - architecture model in mangroves populated areas in Ca Mau for climate adaptation and sustainable development Ca Mau Province Viet Nam 2014-06-01 2015-05-31 VND380,130,000 SG Completed
11 Sand Dune Stabilization for Mangrove Protection in Miani Hor Maini Hor, Lasbela District, Balochistan Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 972,800 SG Completed
12 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
13 Status of shelterbelts along India’s southern coast Five coastal states (Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala) and one Union Territory (Puducherry), India India 2009-01-02 2009-10-31 US$22,352 SG Completed
14 Strengthening Community-Based Fisheries Management at Miani Hor Winder, Tehsil Sonmiani, District Lasbela Pakistan 2016-04-15 2017-04-14 PKR 2,003,800 SG Completed
15 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
16 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
17 Supporting farmers in implementing the mangrove based polyculture of shrimp-crab - fish (spotted scat) and with Scirpus(ScirpuslittoralisSchrab) for aquaculture natural feed in TraVinh province Long Khanh and Long Vinh communes, Duyen Hai District, Tra Vinh Province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2014-05-01 2015-04-30 VND 379,250,000 SG Completed
18 Supporting farmers in shrimp-crab polyculture model integrated in mangrove forest in Tra Vinh Province : Duyen Hai districts - Tra Vinh province (including the communes: Vinh Long, Long Khanh, Dong Hai, Dan Thanh, Truong Long Hoa). Viet Nam 2013-08-26 2015-01-31 369,700,000VND SG Completed
19 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
20 Sustainability of Pyinbugyi Village Tract’s Ecosystem through Community Based Mangroves Conservation and Coastal Bank Protection Pyinbubyi Village Tract, Palaw Township, Dawei District, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar Myanmar 2016-08-01 2017-07-31 MMK 31,185,000 SG Completed
21 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
22 Sustainable fishing practices promoted to reduce usage of harmful fishing nets in coastal areas of Sindh (Tippon Area). Keti Bander Town, District Thatta Pakistan 2016-04-15 2016-12-14 PKR 2,140,000 SG Completed
23 Sustainable use of appropriate energy and strengthening of small-scale credit scheme to contribute to adapting to climate change and improving local livelihoods Development Khmer Community (DKC) Cambodia 2015-05-01 2016-04-30 99,459,000 KHR SG Completed
24 Sustainable Use of Cam Thanh Nypa Wetlands, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam 2013-04-01 2015-03-31 US$67,412 MG Completed
25 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
26 Trial on polyculture of mud creeper (Cerithidea obtusa) and blood cockle (Anadara Granosa) under mangrove canopy in Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu dist, Ben Tre Province Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Viet Nam 2014-04-10 2015-04-10 365,440,000 VND SG Completed
27 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
28 “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