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Start Fund handbook

Date added

01 June 2020


This handbook details the procedures which govern the use and allocation of the Start Fund

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Welcome to the Start Fund, an innovation that’s at the core of the Start Network vision. Through our growing network, and with the support of our members and our donors, we are finding new ways to deliver aid more quickly and efficiently – sometimes long before a crisis takes hold.

The Start Fund is central to our mission to transform the humanitarian sector. At the heart of the Start Fund is an ethos of collective good. Agencies set aside their own short-term interest in getting funding in exchange for participating in the creation of a new global public good that will benefit all NGOs and humanity. When you begin to work with the Start Fund, and use this handbook, you will become part of an international effort that awards funding to the agency best placed to respond to a crisis.


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