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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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

P6Locals collecting Papia malabaricaGoaIndia c NIO2008

Demarcating safe zones for harvesting edible bivalves in mangroves along the Goa Coast by determining trace metal levels

Location: Central West Coast, Goa, India

Duration: 22nd Feb 2010 to 31st Oct 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$12,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender equality

P2Porteresia collectionWest Bengal India c University of Calcutta2007

Sustainable freshwater aquaculture in the mangrove-dominated Indian Sundarbans

Location: Sundarbans, West Bengal, India

Duration: 2nd Dec 2009 to 1st Jan 2011

MFF Grant Amount: US$12,000

MFF Grant Type: Small Grant Facility

Topics: Knowledge for Management, Strategies for Management, Coastal Governance, Knowledge management and communications, Gender equality

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No. Name Location Countries Start End Amount Type Status
1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 “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