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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Development and production of two children’s educational activity books and a scientific toolkit for the Aldabra Atoll World Heritage Site

Location: Aldabra Atoll and Mahé, Seychelles,with nationwide distribution

Duration: 1st Jul 2009 to 31st Mar 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$24,139 (actual expenditure was US$21,969)

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Marine Protected Areas, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

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Sustainable Use of Cam Thanh Nypa Wetlands, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

Location: Cam Thanh Commune, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province

Duration: 1st Apr 2013 to 31st Mar 2015

MFF Grant Amount: US$67,412

MFF Grant Type: Medium Grant Facility

Topics: Climate change, Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods, Sustainable Business Practices

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Building the capacity of Roche Caiman community to adapt to climate change and other threats

Location: Roche Caiman, Mahé, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 28th Feb 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$8,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

P5 wideRelease of SDMRI publicationTamil Nadu India c SDMRI2008

Coral reefs of India – status, threats and conservation measures

Location: Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India

Duration: 29th Oct 2008 to 31st Dec 2008

MFF Grant Amount: US$11,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications

Plant and Protect

Plant and Protect

Location: Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan

Duration: 1st Nov 2011 to 30th Jun 2011

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 860,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

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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

3.3 Waste in Vaikaradhoo c HLi 2010

Establishing a waste disposal site

Location: Vaikaradhoo Island, Haa Dhaal Atoll, Upper North Province, Maldives

Duration: 15th Oct 2010 to 30th May 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$11,672

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Climate change

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Strengthening conservation of mangroves and other marine and coastal resources at Thong Toam Yai Bay

Location: Thong Toam Yai, Chumphon, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Oct 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,979

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Climate change

WideClam habitat area in Baan Siabyuan c SSereepaowong 2011

Rehabilitating and conserving habitats for clams

Location: Siab Yuan, Chumphon, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,980

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Sustainable Livelihoods, Climate change

WideCommunity patrol area for beach forest rehabilitation c SSereepaowong 2011

Rehabilitating mangroves and beach forests at Khlong Prasong

Location: Khlong Prasong, Krabi, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Oct 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$10,156

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Coastal Governance, Marine Protected Areas, Sustainable Business Practices, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
16 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
17 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
18 “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