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

1 April 2020
Many donors are adapting their practices and funding agreements to enable organisations to respond to challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis.
Children in Sindh, Pakistan, play at a water pump in a village.
12 February 2020
In an increasingly competitive funding environment, it's crucial that INGOs diversify their funding models to remain sustainable. Here are five tips on how to do so.
Nana Afadzinu holding a workshop on #ShiftThePower
16 January 2020
NGOs in the global south often have to jump through hoops for foreign donors. They are bereft of power in many ways. How can we shift the power to make it more balanced?