Lebanon Humanitarian Fund

The Lebanon Humanitarian Fund (LHF) is a multi-donor Country-based Pooled Fund.
CBPFs are multi-donor humanitarian financing instruments established by the Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC). They are managed by OCHA at the country-level under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). Donor contributions to each CBPF are un-earmarked and allocated by the HC through an in-country consultative process.

The LHF was established in 2014 in view of the magnitude and complexity of the Syria crisis and its effects on Lebanon.

Within the programmatic framework of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), the LHF will enable the effective delivery of humanitarian assistance through:

  • Supporting life-saving and life-sustaining activities;
  • Improving the relevance and coherence of the humanitarian response by strategically allocating funding for addressing assessed humanitarian needs identified in the LCRP.
  • Responding to critical life-saving needs identified by the sectors and/or the Humanitarian Country Team, with particular focus on:
  1. Most acute needs in vulnerable and/ or hard to reach areas;
  2. Highly vulnerable and risk prone communities, Syrians, Palestinians and Lebanese alike.
  • Strengthening coordination and leadership, primarily through the sector system and function of the HC.

Who can access the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund?

Country-based Pooled Fund are managed by OCHA and made available to National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), and Red Cross/Crescent and UN agencies. Given the importance of strengthening the partnership with local stakeholders, the CBPF aims to enhance the access of national NGOs to the fund, with a view to build their capacities and enable them to apply for grants.

How to become eligible partners of the CBPF

Active humanitarian actors are invited to register on the Grant Management System (GMS) Lebanon CBPF page by providing their exact bank account name in Lebanon as their registration name. Eligible partners are further invited to complete their due diligence documents as well as the capacity assessment application form on GMS, before applying to the Lebanon CBPF.

Application Process & Allocations

Proposals for should be submitted by eligible partners on the Grant Management System. The Fund provides grants to UN humanitarian agencies and international and national NGOs for funding activities identified by humanitarian partners as most urgent and in line with the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan.

The first call for proposals took place in January 2015. The call focused on winterization needs and a total amount of $1.7 million was allocated to eight national NGOs.
 

Related Documents
Lebanon CBPF overview
Winterisation - Call for proposals
Winterisation - Allocation process workflows and project cycle
Winterisation - Approved projects

Who can access the Lebanon Humanitarian Fund?

Country-based Pooled Fund are managed by OCHA and made available to National Non-Governmental Organizations (NNGOs), International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), and Red Cross/Crescent and UN agencies. Given the importance of strengthening the partnership with local stakeholders, the CBPF aims to enhance the access of national NGOs to the fund, with a view to build their capacities and enable them to apply for grants.

How to become eligible partners of the CBPF

Active humanitarian actors are invited to register on the Grant Management System (GMS) Lebanon CBPF page by providing their exact bank account name in Lebanon as their registration name. Eligible partners are further invited to complete their due diligence documents as well as the capacity assessment application form on GMS, before applying to the LHF.