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Start Fund Nepal


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 second programme demonstrating this way of working is Start Fund Nepal, which aims to put more support and funding in the hands of national and local responders.

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About Start Fund Nepal


Following the success of last year’s Start Fund COVID-19 response in Nepal, Start Network members are piloting a country-based contingency fund to respond rapidly to, and in anticipation of, small to medium scale crises in the country.

 

Funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), this member-led trial has been designed by local, national and international organisations. Members of the Start Fund Bangladesh team also supported the design based on their experience of managing a country-based pooled fund since 2017.

 

Six local and national organisations have been elected to the fund’s country-based governance bodies, based on their humanitarian experience, geographical coverage, capacity to participate, and existing partnerships with other members. This will help to ensure that the interests of local and national organisations are represented, and that they are able to shape the fund and take ownership of its evolution from the beginning, with a view that they will be able to access funds directly in the future. 

 

If you are interested in supporting Start Fund Nepal, please contact our Resource Mobilisation team: fundraising@startnetwork.org

 

 

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Start Fund Impact Report 2022

Over the last decade, the humanitarian sector has been heavily impacted by more frequent and severe climate-related crises. We need a more proactive, faster and locally led humanitarian system where communities are supported to analyse risks, create plans and have access to pre-arranged financing to prevent loss of life and livelihoods.

24Nov22

Blog Post

Anticipating Cold Waves in the Terai Region, Nepal

“I filled out a voucher form to indicate what I need to survive low temperatures. I expressed my family's need for blankets, sweaters, thermos, rice, salt, oil, lentils, and sugar. A few days later, I got a call to collect the items that I choose. This paper voucher was easy for me," Rita, a community member from Terai shares her experience during Start Fund Nepal's anticipatory response to the cold wave in January 2022.

26Jul22

News Article

New UK support to strengthen local level response to crises

The British Embassy in Kathmandu (BEK) has announced its continued support to anticipate and rapidly respond to crises through Start Network by providing an additional £ 1.5 million in funding to Start Fund Nepal.

16May22

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Start Fund Nepal Photobook

This photo book covers the photos captured during each project implemented under Start Fund Nepal Pilot phase. It has covered the information about Start Fund Nepal and the glimpse of each alert along with the photos from each intervention carried out during project.

19Apr22

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Rapid Response Support Through Start Fund Nepal Pilot Phase

This provides the quick glimpse of the all Alerts, area covered, population reached, project period and the support provided in each alert.

19Apr22

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Start Fund Nepal Pilot Phase Alerts

This provides the quick glimpse of the each Alert, its location, population reached, project period and the support provided in each alert.

19Apr22

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Start Fund Nepal One-Pager

A new contingency fund that enables NGOs to respond rapidly to, and in anticipation of, small to medium scale crises in Nepal, with support from UK Aid.

22Feb22

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What is Start Fund Nepal?

The Start Fund Nepal Pilot is a £445,784 rapid emergency response fund created by Start Network in 2021 with support from UKAID and hosted by Save the Children.

22Feb22

News Article

Start Network members launch pilot to promote local, rapid and early action in Nepal

Following the success of last year’s Start Fund COVID-19 response in Nepal, Start Network members are piloting a country-based contingency fund to respond rapidly to, and in anticipation of, small to medium scale crises in the country. Funded by the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), this member-led trial, known as Start Fund Nepal, has been designed by local, national and international organisations. Members of the Start Fund Bangladesh team have also been supporting the design based on their experience of managing a country-based pooled fund since 2017.

16Jun21

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