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
Start Financing Facility
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 Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
Filter News & Blog Posts
Grand Bargain debate one year on: Cash aid
Is cash the silver bullet or the emperor's new clothes? A year on from Grand Bargain commitments David Jones, Start Fund's MEAL manager, explores what the fund has learned about making cash an effective tool
Kenya drought: how a community network was best placed to step in
What happens when governments are overstretched due to the scale of an emergency and sheer size of the area they have to cover? Is this a time for international agencies to fly into an area they don’t know, or an opportunity to engage local knowledge and people?
World Humanitarian Summit one year on: Start Network puts words into action
One year after the World Humanitarian Summit, the pace of change needs to be faster says Sean Lowrie, director of Start Network
Our WHS Commitments
We recognise locally-led, sustainable, social innovation is strengthening capacities already, and commit to promoting and facilitating such initiatives across the Network and our partners.
We commit to working with others to develop cross-sector initiatives to enable a wide range of actors to participate in programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and feedback mechanisms for adaptive programming.