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.

 


 

Resources and analysis by Start Network's members and partners

 

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

 

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Attirer l’attention de Date de l’alerte Pays Type de crise Type d’alerte État d’alerte Amount awarded Organismes financés
test covid 2 24 Nov 2020 - 12:00 Congo [DRC] Disease Outbreak Pre-Alert Read more
Test covid alert 20 Nov 2020 - 12:00 Afghanistan Disease Outbreak Pre-Alert ACTED Read more
CV19 089 Afghanistan 17 Mai 2020 - 12:00 Afghanistan Disease Outbreak Reporting £250,000 Action contre la faim (ACF), Islamic Relief, Tearfund Read more
CV19 046 Haiti 8 Avr 2020 - 08:00 Haiti Disease Outbreak Reporting £250,000 Mercy Corps Read more
CV19 030 Tanzania 1 6 Avr 2020 - 19:00 Tanzania Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 015 Zambia 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Zambia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 016 Occupied Palestinian Territories 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Palestinian Territories Disease Outbreak Reporting £237,319 Islamic Relief, Oxfam Read more
CV19 017 Mozambique 1 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Mozambique Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 018 Albania 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Albania Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 019 Philippines 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Philippines Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 020 India 1 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 India Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 059 Liberia 2 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Liberia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 021 Vietnam 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Vietnam Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 022 Sri Lanka 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Sri Lanka Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 023 India 2 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 India Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 024 Dominican Republic 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Dominican Republic Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 025 Gambia 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Gambia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 026 Venezuela 2 6 Avr 2020 - 12:00 Venezuela Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 077 China 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 China Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 013 Liberia 1 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Liberia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 078 Thailand 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Thailand Disease Outbreak Implementation £178,700 ACTED, Save the Children Read more
CV19 014 Mali 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Mali Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 027 Burkina Faso 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Burkina Faso Disease Outbreak Implementation £250,000 ACTED Read more
CV19 036 Somalia 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Somalia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 028 Pakistan 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Pakistan Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 037 Armenia 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Armenia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 038 Senegal 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Senegal Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 031 Rwanda 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Rwanda Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 039 Afghanistan 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Afghanistan Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 032 Yemen 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Yemen Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 033 Ivory Coast 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Côte d'Ivoire Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 035 Bolivia 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Bolivia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 029 Sudan 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Sudan Disease Outbreak Implementation £248,131 Save the Children Read more
CV19 003 Libya 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Libya Disease Outbreak Reporting £249,521 ACTED, International Medical Corps (IMC) Read more
CV19 002 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Bosnia and Herzegovina Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 010 South Sudan 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 South Sudan Disease Outbreak Reporting £250,000 Islamic Relief, Solidarites International Read more
CV19 079 Indonesia 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Indonesia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 011 Myanmar 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Myanmar [Burma] Disease Outbreak Implementation £250,000 Christian Aid Read more
CV19 080 Niger 2 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Niger Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 029 Sudan 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Sudan Disease Outbreak Reporting Save the Children Read more
CV19 081 Cambodia 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Cambodia Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 034 Chad 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Chad Disease Outbreak Implementation £250,000 Solidarites International Read more
CV19 082 Laos 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Laos Disease Outbreak Implementation £185,805 Care International Read more
CV19 040 Lebanon 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Lebanon Disease Outbreak Implementation £250,000 Secours International Read more
CV19 083 Nigeria 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Nigeria Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 092 CAR 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Central African Republic Disease Outbreak Implementation £168,539 Catholic Relief Services Read more
CV19 084 Syria 3 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Syria Disease Outbreak Not allocated Read more
CV19 093 Burundi 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Burundi Disease Outbreak Implementation £250,000 Christian Aid, International Medical Corps (IMC) Read more
CV19 091 Somalia 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Somalia Disease Outbreak Implementation £249,666 ActionAid, Trocaire Read more
CV19 057 Syria 6 Avr 2020 - 09:00 Syria Disease Outbreak Implementation £234,694 War Child Read more

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