We innovate to find new approaches to funding that are proactive and that reach people at risk quickly.
UKRAINE LOCAL POOLED FUND
Our new fund aims to increase the amount of humanitarian funding to local and national actors in Ukraine, resulting in locally led humanitarian action reaching people in need.Read more
START NETWORK MEMBERSHIP STATEMENT ON THE ONGOING SITUATION IN ISRAEL AND THE OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORY
The Start Network membership of more than 80 local, national, and international aid organisations is deeply worried by the current humanitarian crisis as a result of the conflict in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.Learn more
Start Network’s vision is for a more balanced international aid system that is accountable to people affected by or at risk of crises.
Start Network is based on innovation: looking for new ways to create the system change that will shape a more effective humanitarian system.
The hub has 11 local and national member organisations that are all community-based.
Flooding in South America
Intense rains caused ravines to overflow and water systems to collapse in Venezuela.
Start Fund Response
Start Fund provides rapid response funding to under-the-radar, small to medium-scale crises, filling a critical gap in the humanitarian aid system.
The need for a more equitable humanitarian response
Start Network's approach to the Ukraine crisis is based on learning from other larger-scale crises that the Start Fund has responded to in the past.
Migration Emergency Response Fund
The objective of the MERF was to rapidly respond to acute and emerging gaps and changes in needs along migration route.
European Refugee Response
Start Network co-ordinated a two phase response to the European Refugee Crisis through ERR1 and ERR2.
The hub brings together nearly 60 local, national, and international organisations in DRC.
Start Ready is a unique financing mechanism that uses advanced planning so that funding can be rapidly released when needed most.
ARC Replica is a partnership with African Risk Capacity and African Union member states that helps African countries proactively manage climate-related risks through disaster risk insurance.
National Start Funds
National Start Funds are there to finance locally led humanitarian action, with members managing their own funds for the benefit of their own communities.
INDIA HUMANITARIAN HUB
The India Humanitarian Hub (IHH) prioritises locally led action and leadership by bringing together local, national, and international humanitarian agencies that are operational in India.
The Forecast-based, Warning, Analysis, and Response Network aims to quickly bring together the right people to predict disasters and support humanitarians closest to an anticipated crisis.
Pacific Region Hub
The Pacific Humanitarian FALE is working to engage locally led humanitarian actors so that they can provide services that ensure the lives of people are safeguarded in any crisis.
THE LOCALISATION OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN THE PACIFIC
Josie Flint from HAG speaks about the work they have been doing and the influence that the Start Network has had on this.
Assembly held in Fiji, FALE-PASIFIKA
The word "fale" refers to a house that is meaningful and has a purpose when people occupy it.
Welfare Association Jared
Mechanism for Rational Change (MRC)
Agricultural Development Association (PARC)
Catholic Relief Services - United States Conference of Bishops
Initiative for Development and Empowerment Axis (IDEA)
Rural Empowerment and Institutional Development (REPID)
Manzil Organization Balochistan
Dorcas Aid International
North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS)
Caritas Sri Lanka
Association for Gender Awareness & Human Empowerment (AGAHE)
Farmers Development Organization
Rural Development Orginzation Buner
Veer Development Organization
Concern Worldwide (UK)
Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud (ASECSA)
Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS)
Humanity & Inclusion UK (Handicap International)
National Integrated Development Association (NIDA-Pakistan)
Rural Community Development Society (RCDS)
Rural Development Foundation (RDF)
Action Against Hunger UK
HelpAge International UK
Appui aux Femmes Démunies et Enfants Marginalisés (AFEDEM)
Care International UK
World Jewish Relief
AFPDE asbl (Association des Femmes pour la Promotion et le Développement Endogène)
Doctors of the World
People in Need (PIN)
Pacific Islands Association of Non Governmental Organisations (PIANGO)
Health & Nutrition Development Society (HANDS)
Nari Development Organization (NDO)
The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA)
Community World Service Asia
Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Society for Mobilization Advocacy and Justice (SMAAJ)
Laar Humanitarian and Development Programme (LHDP)
Community Development Foundation (CDF)
Environmental Protection Society (EPS)
Sangtani Women Rural Development Organization (SWRDO)
Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)
Muzaffarabad Poverty Alleviation Programme
Bright Star Development Society Balochistan (BSDSB)
Save the Children UK
Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS)
Launched in 2020, the Community-Led Innovation Partnership (CLIP) is a collaborative programme that brings together a group of like-minded humanitarian innovation actors to explore how communities can be placed at the heart of humanitarian response.
External Evaluation: Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) in Start Fund Processes and Start Fund Projects
In June 2023 the Start Fund commissioned an annual external evaluation to examine accountability to affected populations (AAP) in Start Fund projects and processes. The evaluation aimed to assess the extent to which accountability principles and good practices can be incorporated into all stages of the Start Fund alert cycle, specifically considering challenges of the short timeframes of 72 hours between alert raising and project selection and 45 to 60 days for project implementation.
We are excited to launch our organisational strategy for 2024-2026. This focus for the next three years reaffirms our commitment to humanitarian system change, modelled through practical action. We will focus on our key strengths and value offer as a networker, funder, innovator and influencer to help transform the sector into a more equitable, ethical and pro-active in protecting communities.
A document showing recommendations taken from projects delivered in the DRC around displacement caused by conflict. The recommendations span projects delivered between 2014-2022.
Guidance on the Ukraine Local Pooled Fund's structure, eligibility and mechanism.
€2 Million for early action and localisation: EU to support Start Network’s risk financing mechanism
The European Union (EU) has announced €2 million in funding for Start Network, a global network of over 90 humanitarian organisations, to support its innovative Start Ready program. Currently operating in eight countries in Asia and Africa, Start Ready focuses on establishing rapid and relevant risk financing mechanisms based on crisis preparedness plans and pre-determined triggers developed with, and by, local communities and is expected to protect over 600,000 people