10 year anniversary
Governance & Assurance
Read about why we exist and values and reach. Or click above to read about our governance structure and current vacancies.
Donors and Partners
See which organisations are in the Network and which are our donors and partners. Or click above to find out about becoming a member.
Locally led action
New forms of financing
We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces.
Start Fund COVID-19
Start Fund Bangladesh
Start Fund Nepal
Anticipation & Risk Financing
Our initiatives aim to transform humanitarian action through innovation, fast funding, early action, and localisation.
Start Fund Dashboard
Crisis Response Summaries
Annual Review 2020
We are committed to transparency, accountability, evidence-led decision-making and using learning to continuously evolve.
News & Blogs
Start Network Annual Assembly
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
Filter News & Blog Posts
Spotlight on the Start Fund
At the best of times, the movement of internally displaced people into a host community can strain already scarce resources and create tensions.
Start Fund activated for underfunded Cholera response in Cameroon
The sixth Start Fund allocation was made last week in response to the Cholera epidemic in Cameroon.
Start Build launches with funding from DFID's DEPP
On July 8th 2014 the first four projects from the Start Build portfolio were able to begin with funding from the UK Department for International Development’s Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP).
Start Fund assists communities affected by 'forgotten' crisis in Yemen
Yesterday the Start Fund allocated £155,970 to provide assistance to people affected by the recent escalation of fighting in Amran, Yemen.
Start Fund supports rapid response to Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
Four projects are now underway with funding from the Start Fund to respond to the recent outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone.
Locally based Start Fund committee release £265,201 for Somalia drought
The Start Network successfully completed its first test for decentralising decision making yesterday when a Start Fund project selection committee based in Nairobi met for the first time.
Videos and other materials from Start: Working differently now available online
Start: Working differently 2014 took place last week, a bold and experimental series of events to launch a number of new governance mechanisms for the Start Network.
Start Working Differently: Round up of Day Three