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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4.8 Mr LaboudallonTRASS c Seychelles

Where did all the soil go? Coastal monitoring as a tool for developing local capacity, raising public awareness and assessing long-term environmental change

Location: Anse Possession, Praslin, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 31st Jul 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$23,200

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Marine Protected Areas, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Sustainable Business Practices, Climate change, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

4.6 S4S and community group clean and restore the RAMSAR mangrove site with hotel staff c ETalma S4S

Enhancing community participation in sustainable coastal management

Location: Port Glaud, Mahé, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 31st Dec 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$24,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

4.5 Radio programme on site with SSA members c MFF Seychelles

Rehabilitation and sustainable management of the North-East Point marsh

Location: North-East Point, Mahé, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 31st Dec 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$11,900

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

Telling the shark species without the body c MFF Seychelles 2011

Building the capacity of artisanal shark fishers to participate fully and effectively in the Seychelles National Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

Location: Central Archipelago, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Jul 2009 to 31st May 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$7,165

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

Wide Puppet show on conservation of wetlands WCS festival 2010 Mahe Seychelles cMFF Seychelles

“Mangroves are a Must!” Promoting mangrove conservation awareness and education in the face of climate change in the Seychelles

Location: Mahé and Praslin islands, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Jul 2009 to 28th Feb 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$25,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

WideTurtle nest translocationMahe SCc MCSSS 2010

Conserving turtle rookeries on Mahé through improved public awareness and community involvement

Location: Ten beaches in southern Mahé, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Jul 2009 to 31st May 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$24,950

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

P9Rhizophora in KunhimangalamKerala India c Sourav Singh Deo2008

Status of shelterbelts along India’s southern coast

Location: Five coastal states (Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala) and one Union Territory (Puducherry), India

Duration: 2nd Jan 2009 to 31st Oct 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$22,352

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

P8Women and Youth working at Arambda nurseryGujarat India c TCSRD2007

Conserving and regenerating mangroves at Mithapur

Location: Mithapur, Gujarat, India

Duration: 12th Dec 2008 to 31st Oct 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$8,000 (MFF), US$17,500 (Tata Chemicals Limited)

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Gender equality, Knowledge management and communications

P7Research Team at KhambatGujarat India c GEER2007

Floristic diversity and natural recruitment of mangrove species in selected mangrove habitats of South Gujarat

Location: South Gujarat, India

Duration: 30th Dec 2008 to 31st Oct 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$14,998

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Capacity Building, Coastal Governance, Gender equality, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications

P4Sea bass harvested from IMFFS farmTamil Nadu India c MSSRF2007

Sustainable coastal livelihoods through Integrated Mangrove Fishery Farming Systems (IMFFS)

Location: Tamil Nadu, India

Duration: 6th Jan 2009 to 31st Oct 2009

MFF Grant Amount: US$21,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Community Resilence, Gender equality, Climate change, Knowledge management and communications

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
9 Teaching Integrated Coastal Management Karachi, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 958,000 SG Completed
10 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
11 “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