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

81 Projects found

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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

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Developing Nypa Palm community-based management mechanism in Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune, Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province

Location: Tich Tay Village, Tam Nghia Commune is located to the South of Nui Thanh District, Quang Nam Province

Duration: 1st Aug 2012 to 31st Jan 2013

MFF Grant Amount: VND107,482,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

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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

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"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

Strengthening the Defenders of the Coast2

Strengthening the Defenders of the Coast

Location: Karachi, Pakistan

Duration: 1st Dec 2011 to 30th Jun 2012

MFF Grant Amount: PKR 860,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Coastal Governance, Capacity Building

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Environmental Awareness Media Project

Location: Male', Maldives

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Mar 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$ 34,890

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Community Resilence

Good practices in Waste management

Good Practices in Waste Management

Location: Haa.Vashafaru, Meemu Dhiggaru, Alif Alif .Ukulhas and Raa Ungoofaaru, Maldives

Duration: 24th Apr 2013 to 30th Jun 2014

MFF Grant Amount: MVR 375,000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Knowledge management and communications

5.25 Madupuwath magazine c KEkaratne 2009

Publishing an environmental magazine, Madupuwath

Location: Maduganga, Sri Lanka

Duration: 1st Jan 2009 to 31st Dec 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$4,386

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Good Practices in Waste Management Haa.Vashafaru, Meemu Dhiggaru, Alif Alif .Ukulhas and Raa Ungoofaaru, Maldives Maldives 2013-04-24 2014-06-30 MVR 375,000.00 SG Completed
2 Improved community management of the Maduganga wetland Maduganga, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-11-30 US$4,386 SG Completed
3 Improving the community livelihoods resilience and adaptive management of locally managed marine reserves (LMMA) of Vietnam: from local actions to national network (i) Trao Reef LMMA, Van Hung commune, Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa province, (ii) Nhon Hai LMMA, Nhon Hai commune, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province, (iii) Bai Huong LMMA, Cu Lao Cham islands, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province Viet Nam 2013-04-01 2015-03-31 USD58,236 MG Completed
4 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
5 Islamic Boarding School and Community Involvement in Reducing Disaster Risks in Coastal Areas by Replanting Mangroves Brondong district, Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia Indonesia 2010-05-04 2010-12-04 US$25,873 SG Completed
6 Managing Angke Kapuk Wetland as Part of Natural Resource Conservation Muara Angke, North Jakarta, Indonesia Indonesia 2010-05-04 2011-07-04 US$25,000 SG Completed
7 Mangrove conservation and management: enhancing livelihood opportunities for mangrove dependent communities in Bhitarkanika reserve forest Chainrakolha and Garta village in the Ragani Panchayat of Rajnagar block, in the Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, Orissa India 2012-05-15 2013-03-15 MFF Grant: INR 875,000 SG Completed
8 Mangroves for the future Kingkaew Soi 1 and Pu Darm, Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-12-31 US$10,860 SG Completed
9 My town - My story Hoi An City, Quang Nam province Viet Nam 2016-03-01 2017-03-01 USD 238,495,000 SG Completed
10 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
11 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
12 Participatory rehabilitation and conservation of aquatic habitats at Mae Nang Khao Ban Tung Rak, Mae Nang Khao, Kuraburi, Phang Nga, Thailand Thailand 2009-05-01 2010-11-30 US$9,164 SG Completed
13 Picture Perfect: Echoes of the Tides Sindh-Balochistan coastal areas Pakistan 2011-11-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
14 Plant and Protect Jiwani, Balochistan, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-11-01 2011-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
15 Publishing an environmental magazine, Madupuwath Maduganga, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$4,386 SG Completed
16 Raising awareness and promoting the use of local knowledge in managing coastal resources Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-12-31 US$11,065 SG Completed
17 Rehabilitating mangroves and beach forests at Khlong Prasong Khlong Prasong, Krabi, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$10,156 SG Completed
18 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
19 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
20 Replanting mangroves and introducing eco-friendly home gardening Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,904 SG Completed
21 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
22 Safeguarding mangroves through awareness programmes Mulipuram, Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-09-30 US$4,374 SG Completed
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 Strengthened capacity of children, communities and local government by better preparedness and mitigation of climate change and disaster risk in Kendrapara district, Odisha 7 villages in Chandilbaunsamula Gram Panchayat and 4 villages in Kandira Gram Panchayat, Rajnagar Block, Kendrapara district, Odisha India 2013-12-10 2015-06-10 INR 1,160,000 SG Completed
27 Strengthening coastal livelihoods and community-based tourism Chalong Bay (from Cape Phanwa to Ban Bangkhonthi), Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$11,065 SG Completed
28 Strengthening the capacity of a community network for managing Phuket’s coastal resources Muang and Thalang, Phuket, Thailand Thailand 2009-10-01 2010-10-31 US$11,007 SG Completed
29 Strengthening the Defenders of the Coast Karachi, Pakistan Pakistan 2011-12-01 2012-06-30 PKR 860,000 SG Completed
30 Strengthening the waste management system on Noonu Manadhoo Atoll and greening the island Manadhoo Island, Noonu Atoll, North Province, Maldives Maldives 2009-10-01 2010-03-31 US$25,000 SG Completed
31 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
32 Support and develop community based eco-tourism in the coastal nature reserve and environmental protection area in Thanh Phong commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Thanh Phong Commune, Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province Viet Nam 2013-08-01 2015-03-31 520,950,000 VND SG Completed
33 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
34 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
35 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
36 Sustainable freshwater aquaculture in the mangrove-dominated Indian Sundarbans Sundarbans, West Bengal, India India 2009-12-02 2011-01-01 US$12,000 SG Completed
37 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
38 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
39 Teaching Integrated Coastal Management Karachi, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 958,000 SG Completed
40 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
41 “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