How it works
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.
Response to small to medium scale emergencies that often receive little funding;
Early response to slow-onset crises to protect at-risk communities;
Fast response to both rapid-onset crises and spikes in chronic humanitarian crises.
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.