Grant Name: Community-Led Approaches to Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) – Research Grant
Grant type: Learning; Community-led; Strengthening
Deadline date: 21st March 2022
Grant duration: 6 months. Reports must be submitted before 15th September 2022.
Amount available: up to £15,000
Open to: Start Network agencies with their partners. All tiers eligible.
This grant has been created as part of the Start Network’s push for a locally-led humanitarian system and to meet the participation revolution commitment in the Grand Bargain, which seeks to promote the link between effective participation and the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian response. This grant will provide funding for agencies to develop contextually relevant, locally-led, and community-centred approaches to MEAL.
The grant aims to ensure that Start Network members can effectively research, and develop, MEAL methodologies which ensure that people at risk of, or affected by, crises have more of a say in how impact and success are monitored, evaluated and measured, in a humanitarian intervention. Typically, the evaluation of humanitarian projects is numbers based and linked to donor requirements where often the success of an intervention is determined by the number of items delivered as opposed to what it means for the community. This grant seeks to enable the measurement of success and impact of interventions by centring the thoughts, opinions, and success and impact criteria devised by the people reached by the intervention.