Start Fund COVID-19 Update – 2nd edition
02 July 2020
This document shares updates from Start Fund COVID-19 Projects being implemented by members from all across the Start Network. This second edition includes short case studies from COVID-19 response projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Thailand and South Sudan.
The new Start Fund COVID-19 is part of the Start Network’s existing funding mechanism, the Start Fund, and provides rapid funding for small to medium responses at the local level, to address neglected or underfunded aspects of the broader COVID-19 crisis, with a focus on neglected communities and geographies, as well as early action and anticipation. This document shares updates from projects funded through this mechanism from all across the membership. Between 11 May and 8 June, key informant interviews were conducted with 14 members that were part of the first ‘Call for Alerts’ of COVID-19 funding.