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

308 Projects found

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Community Initiatives for Climate Resilience

Location: Burigoalini and Arpangasia villages of Shyamnagar upazilla

Duration: 20th Sep 2013 to 19th Mar 2015

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,000,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

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Adaptation of Seasonal Land Use for Livelihood Support in Chalrayenda and Chaltebunia villages.

Location: Chaltabunia and Chalrayenda villages are situated under Rayenda union of Sharankhola upazila in Bagerhat district with an area of 6.5 sq km, adjacent to the mighty river Baleswar and close to Sundarbans

Duration: 18th Jun 2013 to 17th Jun 2014

MFF Grant Amount: BDT 1,074,250

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Community Resilence

Protecting critical habitats for the Praslin near-shore artisanal fishery

Location: West coast of Praslin island, Seychelles

Duration: 1st Jul 2012 to 31st Oct 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 25000.00

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Capacity development, Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance

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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

Replanting of Mangrove in LGF Activity

Community-based environmental coastal management in Demak, Province of Central Java

Location: Four villages (Sriwulan, Bedono, Timbulsloko, Surodadi) of the District Kacamatan of Sayung, the Regency of Demak, the Province of Central Java

Duration: 1st Nov 2011 to 30th Oct 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD240,000

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Reef to Ridge, Economic Valuation, Civil Society Engagement, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence

Sunset in Sundarban

Alternative livelihood options for vulnerable mangrove resources in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

Location: Sundarban Biosphere Reserve, West Bengal, India

Duration: 16th Nov 2011 to 15th Nov 2013

MFF Grant Amount: USD 299,600

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Management Assessment and Monitoring, Community Resilence, Strategies for Management

Community member in Takamaka district discusses development impacts in a meeting organised ny the Large project grantees 29052012

Coastal development and ecosystem modelling as a tool to enable improved local and national policy and decision-making processes

Location: Beau Vallon Baie, Mahe; Anse Intendance, Mahe; North Island; Denis Island

Duration: 1st Aug 2010 to 30th Jul 2012

MFF Grant Amount: USD200,000

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Economic Valuation, Civil Society Engagement, Integrated Coastal Planning, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Private sector partnerships, 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

PoW 13 Contributing to marine protected Areas

Evaluating and improving the management effectiveness of Thailand's marine and coastal protected areas

Location: 21 Marine protected areas in the coasts of Andaman Sea, Western Gulf of Thailand, and Eastern Gulf of Thailand

Duration: 27th Apr 2010 to 27th Apr 2012

MFF Grant Amount: USD280,000

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Marine Protected Areas, Management Assessment and Monitoring, Strategies for Management

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 Study of whale shark and marine megafaunal distribution along Odisha and potential for marine and coastal species-based tourism Odisha, India India 2016-07-18 2017-05-17 INR 698,500 SG Completed
2 Studying carbon sequestration in mangroves Puttalam Sri Lanka 2011-01-05 2012-04-30 LKR 425,000.000 SG Completed
3 Studying seagrasses in Puttalam lagoon Puttalam lagoon, Puttalam Sri Lanka 2011-05-01 2012-04-30 LKR 587,000.00 SG Completed
4 Sunflower Oilseed Processing and Marketing in the coastal region of Bangladesh Amragachi Bazar and Rayenda Bazar, Sarankhola, Bagerhat, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2014-02-24 2015-02-23 BDT 1.65 million SG Completed
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 Sustainable and Effective Coastal Resources Management to Improve Community Well-Being through Indonesia Coral Action Network (I-CAN) Lemito subdistrict, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Indonesia 2014-05-06 2015-05-05 IDR 192,950,000 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 Community based dry fish unit as a tool for improving livelihoods of Sundarban dependent fisherman community Mathurapur village, Munshiganj union, Shyamnagar, Satkhira, Bangladesh Bangladesh 2016-05-24 2017-05-24 BDT 420,000 SG Completed
13 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
14 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
15 Sustainable livelihood development for low- income families in the Puttalam lagoon area Puttalam, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-07-01 2009-12-31 US$3,939 SG Completed
16 Sustainable livelihood through improving ecosystem in mangrove area Tuol Kouki leu, Tuol Koukikroum, Koh Chak and Tachat, Tuol kouki commune, Mondol Seima district, Koh Kong province Cambodia 2015-05-01 2016-04-30 KHR 100,000,000 SG Completed
17 Sustainable Mangrove Management and Polyculture System Development at Karangsong, Indramayu Regency, West Java Karangsong Village, Indramayu District, Indramayu Regency, West Java Province Indonesia 2014-04-11 2015-04-10 IDR 204,175,400 SG Completed
18 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
19 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
20 Sustainable use of mangrove resources to benefit poor women through a co-management pilot in the core zone of Xuan Thuy National Park, Vietnam Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh province, Vietnam Viet Nam 2011-10-01 2013-02-28 VND373,050,000 SG Completed
21 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
22 Synergy of Mangrove Forest Rehabilitation and Sustainable Economic Development of Coastal Community at Kraksaan Subdistrict, Probolinggo Sidopekso village, Kebonagung village, and Kalibuntu village, Kraksaan Sub-district, Probolinggo District, East Java Province Indonesia 2014-04-11 2015-04-10 IDR 160,694,800 SG Completed
23 Teaching Integrated Coastal Management Karachi, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 958,000 SG Completed
24 The Application of Mud Trap Technique as the Medium of Coastal Rehabilitation in Pulau Dua, Nature Reserve Coastal area in Pulau Dua Nature Reserve, Sawah Luhur Village, Serang-Banten Indonesia 2016-03-02 2016-12-31 IDR 170,000,000 SG Completed
25 The Development of Silvofishery Techniques, Mangrove Rehabilitation, and Women's Empowerment by Processing Non-Timber Plants in Mangrove Forest Siduwonge village, Randangan District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Indonesia 2014-05-06 2015-05-05 IDR 195,425,000 SG Completed
26 Thickening Mangrove Vegetation to Support the Diversification of Fisheries Production in Tanjung Pecinan Village, Situbondo Tanjung Pecinan village, Mangaran sub-district, Situbondo Indonesia 2016-03-02 2016-12-31 IDR 170,002,000 SG Completed
27 Training and supporting fisher families in Kattankudy to establish banana-based home gardens Kattankudy, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-01-01 2009-12-31 US$3,952 SG Completed
28 Training and supporting fisher families in Ussangoda to establish home gardens Rekawa, Ussangoda and Kalametiya (RUK) area, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2009-02-01 2009-11-30 US$3,240 SG Completed
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 Women's Group Empowerment through Livelihood Improvement and Mangrove Rehabilitation Torosiaje Jaya village, Popayato District, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province Indonesia 2014-05-06 2015-05-05 IDR 198,775,000 SG Completed
34 Women's Group Empowerment through Mangrove-Based Product Processing Mootilango village, Duhiadaa district, Pohuwato Regency, Gorontalo Province Indonesia 2014-05-06 2015-05-05 IDR 196,500,000 SG Completed
35 Women's GroupsEmpowerment through Sustainable Micro-Business Development in Mangrove Rehabilitation Areas Pesantren village is part of Ulujami Sub-District, Pemalang District and about 20 kms from Pemalang. Pelanag is located in eastern of Jakarta (about 250km) Indonesia 2012-08-27 2013-04-27 Total USD 27,800 which breakdown into: USD 25,000.00 (MFF) and USD 2,800.00 (In-kind Mitra Bahari) SG Completed
36 Women’s Group Empowerment to Increase Household Income through Production and Marketing of Mangrove and Fisheries-Based Products in Karanganyar Village, Paiton Karanganyar Village, Paiton Probolinggo, East Java Indonesia 2016-03-02 2016-12-31 IDR 130,005,000 SG Completed
37 Youth Power against Global Warming by Promotion of Seagrass Learning An island of Baan Tung Nang Dum, Phang Nga Province’s Kuraburi District in the Andaman Sea & Baan Tha Pae Yoi, Phang Nga Province’s Kuraburi District, on Koh (island) Prathong of the Andaman Sea Thailand 2013-06-19 2013-08-31 300,000 THB SG Completed
38 “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