Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)
The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) was globally established in March 2006 to provide flexible and predictable financing to promote greater effectiveness, accountability and partnership in humanitarian response. Following the independence of South Sudan, the CHF South Sudan was set up at the beginning of 2012.
The CHF is part of the pooled funding element of the Humanitarian Reform process and is managed by the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, with support from OCHA and UNDP. For more information on South Sudan CHF please visit the Multi Partner Trust Fund Website.
Goal: CHF supports the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to meet the most critical humanitarian needs.
Objective: The CHF is intended to improve the humanitarian response by providing rapid, flexible and predictable funds for humanitarian actions; strengthening the planning and coordination process; channelling funds towards the most urgent needs; and by ensuring that funds are available for rapid responses to unforeseen needs.
Allocation Model: A Standard Allocation mechanism is used to allocate the bulk of the CHF resources (up to 80%) and to ensure funding for priority projects in the CAP framework. Two standard allocation rounds per year will be ensured under this mechanism.
A Reserve mechanism is used for the rapid and flexible allocation of funds for unforeseen needs and circumstances. Projects in and outside the CAP will be eligible for allocation of funds from the reserve.
Duration: CHF grant duration is 12 months effective from date of allocation approval.
Applicant Eligibility: Funding proposals are accepted from UN/IOM, the Red Cross Movement, International and National Non-Governmental Humanitarian Agencies.
Areas of Interventions:
- Common Services and Coordination
- Emergency Telecommunications
- Food Security and Livelihood
- Mine Action
- Non Food Items and Emergency Shelter
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Multi-sector (Emergency Returns and Refugees)