Rapid Response Fund 2013 – GRRF13
Total Appeal Target: US$ 1,300,000
(US$1,152,000 for the RRF & US$148,000 for the RST)
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$708,500
(US$582,000 for the RRF & US$126,500 for the RST)
Geneva, January 29, 2013
Subject: Request for Rapid Response Fund and Rapid Support Team Contributions
The Rapid Response Fund (RRF) is a global fund of the ACT Alliance administered by the ACT secretariat. The Rapid Support Team (RST) is a team of persons who can be rapidly deployed to an emergency location to assist ACT members in an emergency response. Funds for the RRF and RST are provided by ACT Alliance members on the basis of an annual request. From 2009-2011, funds for the RRF and RST were requested separately, but from 2012, the RRF and RST have been consolidated in to one appeal.
The amount of RRF payments made in 2012 were lower, when compared to previous years. As a result, a balance is carried over from 2012. Therefore, the amount requested in 2013 is lower, when compared to previous years.
The purpose of the RRF is to provide one-time financial resources to a member or members of the ACT Alliance, normally in the first days following a small-scale emergency, to facilitate the member(s)’ immediate small-scale emergency response in saving lives, over a time period not to exceed three months. The response will be gender-sensitive. The emergency could be of a rapid onset nature (e.g., earthquake or flood) or of a complex humanitarian character (e.g., refugee or internal displacement situation, resulting from breakdown of social, political and economic systems). On an exceptional basis, RRF funding can be requested to respond to a slow-onset emergency.
New: The 2013 RRF budget includes $6,000 to support monitoring of RRFs, with the inclusion of forum members and the ACT secretariat. This reflects the strategic priorities of the secretariat to strengthen monitoring processes for RRFs.
For the full appeal document, please click here.