A national Start Fund
Start Fund Bangladesh
Start Network is working towards a decentralised model of national and regional hubs. Hubs will manage their own funds and local and national NGOs will have direct access to funds. The first programme demonstrating this way of working is the Start Fund Bangladesh, which over the course of four years aims to put more support and funding in the hands of national and local responders.
About Start Fund Bangladesh
Start Fund Bangladesh (SFB) is a £10m rapid emergency response fund that was created in 2017 with support from UK Aid. Modelled on the Start Network’s successful Start Fund, which activates funding within 72 hours of a crisis alert, it fills a crucial gap in humanitarian funding. It is accessible to local, national, and international member non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in Bangladesh to respond early to under the radar emergencies.
SFB was built on the spirit of the Grand Bargain and World Humanitarian Summit commitments. In addition to responding to the country’s many underfunded small to medium-sized crises, it also focuses on enhancing coordination mechanisms; increasing representation of local and national agencies in decision-making fora; strengthening systems through which local/national agencies can access and manage funds; and improving accountability to affected populations.
Since its inception, SFB has purposefully grown from a membership of 20 international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) to include 27 local and national organisations (L/NNGOs), through a comprehensive mapping and due diligence process. As a result, this membership-driven funding mechanism supports humanitarian responses that are participatory, transparent, and accountable to affected communities. It requires diverse humanitarian stakeholders to come together for every crisis, allowing responses to be informed, coordinated, and community-centric.
As of December 2020, Start Fund Bangladesh has been activated 29 times, allocated £6.85 million to reaching 757,475 people with cash, WASH and other supports through its member agencies and their partners.
See all the of the alerts raised to the Start Fund Bangladesh below.
The impact of Start Fund Bangladesh
Learn about the impact of Start Fund Bangladesh from 2017-2021
Bangladesh Localisation Review
The Start Fund Bangladesh commissioned this external review to establish a baseline on the state of localisation in the Start Fund and humanitarian sector in Bangladesh.
Start Fund Handbook in Bangla
This handbook details the procedures which govern the use and allocation of the Start Fund.
Standard Operating Procedures for Humanitarian Response During a Pandemic
Start Fund Bangladesh developed standard operating procedures (SOP) after taking stock of current happenings, and in-depth discussion with donors and humanitarian leaders.
Alerts to the Start Fund Bangladesh
Alerts will show here after an allocation decision has been made. Members, donors and partners must login above to see new alerts. Please note, alerts to the Global Start Fund alerts are available here or on the download button below.
|Alert||Alert date||Country||Crisis type||Alert type||Status of alert||Amount Awarded||Agencies Funded|
|B018 Bangladesh (Riverbank Erosion-Chandpur)||27 Oct 2019 - 16:30||Bangladesh||Other||Rapid onset||Reporting||£39,495||ActionAid||Read more|
|B019 Bangladesh (Cyclone Bulbul)||11 Nov 2019 - 15:00||Bangladesh||Cyclone||Rapid onset||Reporting||£248,624||Caritas Bangladesh||Read more|
|B020 Bangladesh(Fire Response -Mirpur)||28 Jan 2020 - 19:00||Bangladesh||Fire||Rapid onset||Reporting||Read more|
|B021 Bangladesh (Fire Incidents in Chattogram Slums)||5 Feb 2020 - 18:00||Bangladesh||Fire||Rapid onset||Reporting||Caritas Bangladesh||Read more|
|B022 Bangladesh (Fire Incident-Banani T and T Slum)||9 Feb 2020 - 19:00||Bangladesh||Fire||Rapid onset||Implementation||Read more|
|B023 Bangladesh (Fire incident at Rupnagar-Shialbari Slum, Dhaka)||13 Mar 2020 - 19:30||Bangladesh||Fire||Rapid onset||Not allocated||Read more|
|B024 Bangladesh (COVID19 Response)||27 Mar 2020 - 02:00||Bangladesh||Disease Outbreak||Rapid onset||Implementation||Read more|
|B025 Bangladesh (COVID19 Response and Sajek Miseal Outbreak)||30 Mar 2020 - 19:00||Bangladesh||Disease Outbreak||Slow onset||Implementation||Read more|
|B026 Bangladesh(COVID-19 Response)||30 Mar 2020 - 20:00||Bangladesh||Disease Outbreak||Rapid onset||Implementation||Read more|
|B027 Bangladesh (Anticipation of Dengue )||26 Apr 2020 - 21:00||Bangladesh||Other||Anticipatory||Implementation||Read more|
|B028 Bangladesh( COVID 19 Response in Bhola and Cox's Bazar)||10 May 2020 - 14:00||Bangladesh||Disease Outbreak||Rapid onset||Not allocated||Read more|
|B029 Bangladesh(Cyclone Amphan)||22 May 2020 - 15:00||Bangladesh||Cyclone||Rapid onset||Implementation||Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief, Solidarites International||Read more|
|B030 Bangladesh(Measles outbreak in Rangamati)||22 May 2020 - 14:00||Bangladesh||Disease Outbreak||Slow onset||Implementation||Read more|
|B031 Bangladesh (River Bank Erosion- Kurigram Rowmari and Char Rajibpur)||20 Jun 2020 - 15:30||Bangladesh||Flooding||Anticipatory||Implementation||Care International||Read more|
|B032 Bangladesh (Flooding in north)||8 Jul 2020 - 17:30||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Implementation||Islamic Relief||Read more|
|B033 Bangladesh (Flooding in Sylhet and Sunamganj)||13 Jul 2020 - 11:00||Bangladesh||Flooding||Rapid onset||Implementation||Read more|
|B034 Bangladesh ( Second Wave Flooding)||5 Aug 2020 - 17:00||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Implementation||Caritas Bangladesh||Read more|
|B035 Bangladesh (Waterlogging)||19 Sep 2020 - 22:00||Bangladesh||Other||Implementation||Read more|
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