People in Dhaka, Bangladesh from above

How the first Humanitarian Impact Bond will transform financing of aid

ICRC's new way of financing humanitarian work has the potential to modernise the existing funding mechanisms and test new ways of supporting people in need.


To help NGOs adapt to increasing funding pressures and complexities, we offer resources and support on securing sustainable funding, including guide to open grant funding and our reguarly updated upcoming funding opportunities page.  

You can also find out more about value for money, payment by resultsEC funding and cost recovery.

News and views

28 July 2021
With the recent aid cuts and an increasingly volatile donor situation, is it time for NGOs in the international development sector to embrace and utilise enterprise income?
6 May 2021
As NGOs grapple with grant cuts and other pressures, financial reserves and building sustainable income streams are more important than ever.
A woman with the British Red Cross takes a day away from the office to solicit for donations in front of the Liverpool Street Tube Station in London
15 April 2021
In an age of “adapt to survive”, the post-Covid-19 world is an opportunity to make big transformative changes which reimagine our public funding models.