Start Fund COVID-19


Start Fund COVID-19 enables Start Network members to anticipate and respond to critical virus-related humanitarian needs in low-income countries.

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About Start Fund COVID-19


The Start Fund COVID-19 was launched in April 2020, when the need for humanitarian support beyond the Start Fund’s remit was communicated by our members. This mechanism sits within the Start Fund and provides rapid funding to address neglected or underfunded aspects of the broader COVID-19 crisis at a local level. This funding is not accessible on an ad hoc basis, but in response to a Call for Alerts being opened by the Start Fund team. The frequency of Calls for Alerts being opened, as well as the number of projects that can be funded through them, depends on levels of funding being made available.

Following an initial call for alerts at the start of April, in response to which 85 alerts from 69 countries were submitted, a prioritisation exercise has delimited the number of countries eligible to access funding in subsequent calls. One of the sources which helped to prioritise these countries (among other criteria) is the INFORM index, and can be accessed here.

 

Support the Start Fund COVID-19

The fund has received support from the IKEA Foundation, UK Aid, Jersey Overseas Aid, the German Federal Foreign Office and private donors. However, as the types of crises produced through primary and secondary impacts of COVID-19 continue to diversify, the Start Fund is urgently seeking more donors. To reach affected communities as effectively as possible, it’s vital that NGOs are funded directly, and that donors do not react to funding concerns by reverting to former practice and channelling funds through multilateral mechanisms. The first Call for Alerts generated evidence of a funding gap of over £20M, which is a figure that is likely to have increased. If you are able to support us in any way at this critical time of global need, please get in touch with us at fundraising@startnetwork.org

 

 

 

 

Guidance for members on accessing the Start Fund COVID-19

A new call for Start Fund COVID-19 alerts was launched in November 2020. Each time funding is available, Start Network members are notified by email and on Skype – the countries eligible for submitting an alert are also communicated at that time.

The Start Fund COVID-19 has already funded 35 projects in 22 countries, with mid- and end-term projects providing learning and feedback for future rounds of funding. We appreciate that needs generated from COVID-19 are well beyond those of the funding capacity available. If members have questions about the first or second call for alerts, please contact startfund@startprogrammes.org

The Start Fund COVID-19 is still seeking further funding. If new funds become available, we will communicate the process to access this funding again. This might differ slightly from the usual Start Fund process in order to adapt to the specific needs of this global pandemic and considering the operational capacity of both the membership and the Start Funds team.

 


 

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Guidance document

Alert template

Q&A presentation

List of question and answers

 

NB: For Start Fund COVID-19, anticipation and response have been combined so that there is only one alert template.

 

Please refer to the above documents for more information. If you cannot find the answer to your question in those, please get in touch with the team via startfund@startprogrammes.org

 

E.g., 11/26/2020
E.g., 11/26/2020
Alert Alert datesort descending Country Crisis type Alert type Status of alert Amount awarded Agencies Funded
CV19 070 Colombia 1 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Colombia Disease Outbreak Implementation £190,133 Read more
CV19 001 Malawi 2 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Malawi Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 055 Syria 5 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Syria Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 072 Colombia 4 6 Apr 2020 - 06:00 Colombia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 043 Burundi 1 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Burundi Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 044 Kenya 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Kenya Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 041 Madagascar 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Madagascar Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 045 Nicaragua 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Nicaragua Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 047 Tunisia 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Tunisia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 066 Colombia 2 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Colombia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 048 Mozambique 2 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Mozambique Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 068 Timor-Leste 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Timor-Leste Disease Outbreak Implementation £194,901 Oxfam Read more
CV19 049 CAR 1 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Central African Republic Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 050 Mauritania 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 Mauritania Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 051 El Salvador 6 Apr 2020 - 08:00 El Salvador Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 036 Somalia 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Somalia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 028 Pakistan 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Pakistan Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 037 Armenia 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Armenia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 038 Senegal 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Senegal Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 031 Rwanda 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Rwanda Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 039 Afghanistan 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Afghanistan Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 032 Yemen 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Yemen Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 003 Libya 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Libya Disease Outbreak Reporting £249,521 ACTED, International Medical Corps (IMC) Read more
CV19 033 Ivory Coast 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Côte d'Ivoire Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 010 South Sudan 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 South Sudan Disease Outbreak Reporting £250,000 Islamic Relief, Solidarites International Read more
CV19 035 Bolivia 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Bolivia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 011 Myanmar 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Myanmar [Burma] Disease Outbreak Implementation £250,000 Christian Aid Read more
CV19 029 Sudan 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Sudan Disease Outbreak Implementation £248,131 Save the Children Read more
CV19 002 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Bosnia and Herzegovina Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 079 Indonesia 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Indonesia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 080 Niger 2 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Niger Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 081 Cambodia 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Cambodia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 082 Laos 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Laos Disease Outbreak Implementation £185,805 Care International Read more
CV19 083 Nigeria 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Nigeria Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 084 Syria 3 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Syria Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 091 Somalia 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Somalia Disease Outbreak Implementation £249,666 ActionAid, Trocaire Read more
CV19 085 Tanzania 2 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Tanzania Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 086 Jordan 2 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Jordan Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 087 Pakistan 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Pakistan Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 088 DRC 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Dominican Republic Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 094 Yemen 2 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Yemen Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 042 Niger 1 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Niger Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 067 Benin 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Benin Disease Outbreak Implementation £134,000 Oxfam Read more
CV19 069 Honduras 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Honduras Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 090 Yemen 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Yemen Disease Outbreak Implementation £223,725 Islamic Relief, Oxfam, War Child Read more
CV19 071 Guatemala 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Guatemala Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 004 Venezuela 1 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Venezuela Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 005 Colombia 1 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Colombia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 073 Brazil 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Brazil Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 006 Iraq 6 Apr 2020 - 09:00 Iraq Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more

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