Start Fund

How it works


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Membership to the Start Network automatically gives your organisation access to the Start Fund, enabling your organisation to respond to small to medium scale crises around the world.

The Start Fund mechanism is built on “alerts” being raised to the Fund. This is simply when a Member or group of Members identify a crisis that they think is fit for Start Funds.

From this point – an alert cycle begins – where information is shared and decisions are made on whether to release Funds, and if so, which projects to select.

This all happens in 72 hours.

Underfunded emergencies


Response to small to medium scale emergencies that often receive little funding;

Early response


Early response to slow-onset crises to protect at-risk communities;

Fast response


Fast response to both rapid-onset crises and spikes in chronic humanitarian crises.

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Guidance documents


Members participating in the Start Fund can use the documents below to help your organisation better understand how the Fund works, what to expect and how to actively participate.

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Pre-alert guidance note - heatwave

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for a heatwave, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

05May17

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Pre-alert guidance note - flooding

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for flooding, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

05May17

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Pre-alert guidance note - drought

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for drought, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

05May17

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Pre-alert guidance note - conflict & displacement

This document is designed to make it easier for agencies to raise Start Fund anticipatory alerts for conflict and displacement, or to submit Start Fund project proposals when an alert has been activated.

05May17

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Start Fund Communications Guidelines

Communications are vital to Start Network and to Start Fund: they help to raise our profile, and so improve our prospects of future funding and increase the impact of our advocacy.

23Feb17

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Start Fund Induction Pack

This brief outlines how your organisation can use and expand the Start Fund to build a more collaborative and innovative humanitarian system.

27Oct16

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Start Fund Handbook

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

28Apr16

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Start Fund Process Practical Guide

Membership to the Start Network automatically gives your organisation access to the Start Fund, enabling your organisation to respond to small to medium scale crises around the world.

12Jan15

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