Start Fund

The Start Fund provides rapid financing to underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises, filling a critical gap in humanitarian financing.

The Start Fund is collectively owned and managed by Start Network’s members, and supported by the British, Irish, Dutch and Belgian governments and the European Commission.

Projects are chosen by local committees, made up of staff from Start Network members and their partners, within 72 hours of an alert. This makes the Start Fund the fastest, collectively-owned, early response mechanism in the world.

Current projects

Pakistan Flood 2022 season National Reserve allocation

Pakistan Flood 2022 season

Pakistan Flood 2022 season (Kashmore, Sindh)

Pakistan Heatwave 2022 season