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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PoW 6 Promoting civil society engagement

Strengthening the Community-based Coastal Resources Management Network through Community-based Learning Centers in Six Sub-districts of Trat Province, Thailand

Location: Muang and Laem Ngob districts, Trat province

Duration: 1st Jun 2011 to 30th Nov 2012

MFF Grant Amount: USD149,985

MFF Grant Type: Large Grant Facility

Topics: Capacity Building, Civil Society Engagement, Strategies for Management, Economic Valuation, Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Financing Coastal Conservation, Capacity development

3.5 Print media awareness campaign c MFF Maldives 2009

A print media awareness campaign to protect mangrove habitats in the Maldives

Location: Baarah Island, Haa Alifu Atoll, and Maakandoodhoo Island, Shaviyani Atoll, Upper North Province; Huraa Island, Kaafu Atoll, North Central Province; and Fuvahmulah Island, Gnaviyani Atoll, and Hithadhoo Island, Seenu Atoll, South Province, Maldives

Duration: 15th Apr 2010 to 19th Aug 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$31,500

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Knowledge management and communications

P4SmallBeach clean up Noonu Atoll women c MFF Maldives 2007

Strengthening the waste management system on Noonu Manadhoo Atoll and greening the island

Location: Manadhoo Island, Noonu Atoll, North Province, Maldives

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Mar 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$25,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Knowledge management and communications, Civil Society Engagement

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

WideWatcharin Sawangkan community leader who received Climate Change award for the Toam Yai c SSereepaowong 2010

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

Conserving mangroves in Ao Baan Don c SSereepaowong 2009

Collective rehabilitation and conservation of mangroves at Ban Don Bay

Location: Ban Don Bay, Surat Thani, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,722

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Sustainable Livelihoods, Community Resilence, Integrated Coastal Planning, Knowledge management and communications

WideWoman preparing nypa c SSereepaowong 2010

Building community capacity for managing coastal resources at Talingchan

Location: Talingchan, Krabi, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Oct 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$8,805

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge management and communications

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

WidePeeling Pandanus leaf for processing c SSereepaowong 2010

Planting Pandanus palm to protect mangroves

Location: Ban Khlong Yang, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,696

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Economic Valuation, Sustainable Livelihoods, Sustainable Business Practices, Gender equality

308 Projects

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
11 Sustainable Use of Mangroves for Small-Scale Entrepreneurs Rehri Goth, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-07-05 999,000 SG Completed
12 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
13 Teaching Integrated Coastal Management Karachi, Sindh Province Pakistan 2013-07-05 2014-05-05 PKR 958,000 SG Completed
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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
25 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
26 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
27 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
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