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

Islamic coins
28 February 2019
Islamic social finance has huge potential as a financial tool for the humanitarian funding gap, and now rivals conventional banking.
Child in Yemen eating food
21 February 2019
Securing funds from the US government's development agency can be time-consuming and competitive, so it's good to be prepared before bidding.
Silhouette of road sign
7 February 2019
NGO leaders need to make brave decisions in order to adapt and evolve for the future.