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|
|B017 Bangladesh (Flooding and River Erosion)||13 Oct 2019 - 18:00||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Not allocated||Read more|
|B016 Bangladesh (Fire Incident)||19 Aug 2019 - 19:00||Bangladesh||Fire||Rapid onset||Reporting||£102,625||Caritas Bangladesh||Read more|
|B015 Bangladesh (Flooding - Sirajganj and Bogura)||23 Jul 2019 - 18:00||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Reporting||£150,000||Action Against Hunger (ACF)||Read more|
|B014 Bangladesh (Flooding Bandarbans)||16 Jul 2019 - 19:30||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Reporting||£250,000||Caritas Bangladesh, World Vision||Read more|
|B013 Bangladesh (Flooding North)||16 Jul 2019 - 18:30||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Reporting||£599,991||Care International, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, HelpAge International, Islamic Relief||Read more|
|B012 Bangladesh (Anticipation of livelihood insecurity due to fishing ban)||25 Jun 2019 - 17:00||Bangladesh||Other||Anticipatory||Reporting||£50,000||Action Against Hunger (ACF)||Read more|
|B011 Bangladesh (Cyclone Fani)||7 May 2019 - 13:00||Bangladesh||Cyclone||Rapid onset||Not allocated||Read more|
|B010 Bangladesh (Nor'wester)||3 Mar 2019 - 16:30||Bangladesh||Storm||Rapid onset||Reporting||£72,026||Plan International||Read more|
|B009 Bangladesh (Fire incident)||2 Mar 2019 - 16:00||Bangladesh||Other||Rapid onset||Reporting||£55,710||Concern Worldwide||Read more|
|B008 Bangladesh (River Bank Erosion)||16 Sep 2018 - 15:30||Bangladesh||Other||Slow onset||Reporting||£297,197||Christian Aid||Read more|
|B0-37 Bangladesh (Southern waterlogging )||26 Oct 2021 - 16:00||Bangladesh||Waterlogging||Not allocated||Read more|
|B007 Bangladesh (Waterlogging)||8 Jul 2018 - 14:00||Bangladesh||Other||Rapid onset||Reporting||£60,000||ActionAid||Read more|
|B0-36 Bangladesh (Northern Flash Flooding)||26 Oct 2021 - 15:30||Bangladesh||Flooding||Implementation||Read more|
|B006 Bangladesh (Floods)||19 Jun 2018 - 16:30||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Completed||£386,847||Caritas Bangladesh, Muslim Aid||Read more|
|519 Bangladesh (Disease Outbreak)||3 May 2021 - 09:00||Bangladesh||Disease Outbreak||Not allocated||Read more|
|B003 Bangladesh (Flooding - North)||16 Aug 2017 - 13:00||Bangladesh||Flooding||Slow onset||Reporting||£660,000||ActionAid, Care International, Concern Worldwide, Plan International, Relief International, Save the Children||Read more|
|508 Bangladesh (Fire)||29 Mar 2021 - 09:00||Bangladesh||Fire||Implementation||Read more|
|138 BANGLADESH (REFUGEES)||17 Jan 2017 - 17:52||Bangladesh||Conflict/Civil Unrest||Slow onset||Completed||£300,000||Solidarites International||Read more|