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 Assembly 2020
News and blog articles from across the Start Network.
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Start Network to support five ‘founding hubs’ to drive localisation of aid
Start Network has announced five founding hubs to be based in countries and regions affected by crises, localising resources and decision-making to improve the quality of humanitarian aid.
Start Network influencing the ways of working for its member organisations
In early 2019, The Start Network undertook a member survey which probed for examples of how the Start Network is influencing their operations.
Applications open for Start Network membership pilot in two countries
Start Network is opening up the opportunity for 10 local and national organisations in two countries/regions to take the next step towards forming a hub in their locality, by taking part in piloting a new tiered due diligence framework.
Start Network opens new national membership to shift resources closer to humanitarian crises
The Start Network is seeking the views of aid agencies on a new form of membership being launched in order to shift greater power and resources to those closest to humanitarian crises.
What can Groucho Marx tell us about being a member of the Start Network?
Sean Lowrie asks why do agencies from five different continents want to know and join Start Network? What advantages do they receive by doing so - both now and in the future - and what else do they gain?
Three new members join Start Network
Start Network has welcomed a further three new members, taking the organisation to 42 members across five continents.
Start Network welcomes 12 new members
The Start Network is delighted to welcome 12 new members, taking it to 39 members in 14 countries.