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A rapid response to flooding in Sierra Leone
Continual heavy rains in Freetown, Sierra Leone, triggered flooding in the country's capital damaging homes, washing away livestock and destroying livelihoods. The Start Fund was alerted to the crisis in early August and awarded rapid responding funding to Action Aid, Care International, Catholic Relief Services and Oxfam to help meet the needs of those affected.
Refreshing the brand
You may have noticed some visual changes in the Start Network’s communications channels and that's because we've been working to review our brand and make it more engaging and accessible.
New Treasurer joins the Start Network Board
The Start Network team and Board are excited to welcome Paul Astruc, who joined the Board this month as an independent trustee, Treasurer and Chair of Start's Finance & Audit Committee.
Start Fund awarded responses: September
October saw the Start Fund respond on a global level to seven alerts, awarding just under £1.5million to rapid responses to fires, flooding, earthquakes, and displacement alerts Read more.
World Food Day
Crises, violent conflicts, war, extreme climatic events and economic slowdowns continue to drive hunger in many parts of the world. Read more about the Start Network on World Food Day,
Charter4Change: is progress being made?
On behalf of the Charter4Change secretariat, we would like to share the following survey opportunity.
Start Network holds first AGM and first Assembly meeting as an independent charity
Start Network today held it's first Annual General Meeting and the first Assembly meeting as an independent charity.
Start Network invites five founding hubs to join a proof of concept phase