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Allocations and Application Process

The JHF can allocate funding through two modalities:

  1. A standard allocation (through a call for proposals), which is issued twice a year, usually in March and August. It is aligned with the priorities of the sector working groups, which form technical review committees to review and recommend projects for funding.
  2. A reserve allocation (as a certain percentage of the fund), which allows partners to rapidly respond to unforeseen emerging humanitarian needs. It is called at the discretion of the HC in consultation with the sectors.


NGOs applying for funding must be active members of sector working groups and they must participate in a capacity-assessment process. In this assessment, partners’ institutional, technical, management and financial capacities are systematically and transparently reviewed. They determine the appropriate operational modalities for the administration of funding contracts.

For more information, please refer to the JHF Operational Manual