Start Fund COVID-19 Update - 1st Edition
11 June 2020
This document shares updates from Start Fund COVID-19 projects. This first edition includes short case studies from COVID-19 response projects in Timor Leste, Haiti, Lebanon, Peru, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
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 4 June, key informant interviews were conducted with 14 members that were part of the first ‘Call for Alerts’ of COVID-19 funding.