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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Project facility boat service dock with SGF grantee and UNDP management team c SSereepaowong 2010

Strengthening coastal livelihoods and community-based tourism

Location: Chalong Bay (from Cape Phanwa to Ban Bangkhonthi), Phuket, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Oct 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$11,065

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Knowledge management and communications

WideBaan Kuku community protected area c SSereepaowong 2011

Strengthening the capacity of a community network for managing Phuket’s coastal resources

Location: Muang and Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Oct 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$11,007

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Coastal Governance, Knowledge management and communications

WideMarking the place for the otter sanctuary c SSereepaowong 2009

Restoring mangroves for nak thale (otters)

Location: Pa Klork, Phuket, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,404

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Gender equality

Patrol area of community conservation area c SSereepaowong 2009

Participatory rehabilitation and conservation of aquatic habitats at Mae Nang Khao

Location: Ban Tung Rak, Mae Nang Khao, Kuraburi, Phang Nga, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,164

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Strategies for Management, Knowledge management and communications

WideKids planting mangroves c SSereepaowong 2008

Building a community network for managing mangroves and other coastal resources

Location: Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga and Phuket, Thailand

Duration: 1st May 2009 to 30th Nov 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$9,347

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Civil Society Engagement, Capacity Building, Community Resilence, Gender equality

WideCommunity in Koh Khiam village c SSereepaowong 2011

Raising awareness and promoting the use of local knowledge in managing coastal resources

Location: Phang Nga Bay, Phang Nga, Thailand

Duration: 1st Oct 2009 to 31st Dec 2010

MFF Grant Amount: US$11,065

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

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

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

308 Projects

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