Funds for National Society development

The IFRC provides financial support to National Society development through three different funds, two of which are delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Together, the funds provide a wide range of development and technical support to National Societies to help them become stronger, more sustainable and more effective.

Explore the funds

Ukrainian Red Cross volunteers in Kharkiv City support low-income families, older people and people with disabilities with food kits and health information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Capacity Building Fund

The IFRC's Capacity Building Fund is an agile, flexible and easy-to-access mechanism for addressing acute and time-bound needs of National Societies. Support is gradually expanded building on achieved developments.

A Ugandan Red Cross volunteer encourages her community to attend a mobile cinema event where they can learn more about Ebola and how to protect themselves and their families

National Society Investment Alliance

The NSIA is a pooled funding mechanism, run jointly by the IFRC and ICRC. It mainly focuses on very high and high-risk environments and can provide flexible, multi-year funding to support long-term organizational development.

Three female junior Red Cross volunteers in Nepal sit together in their secondary school in Madi, Chitawan province, where they have been trained in how to prepare for earthquakes and other disasters and share this knowledge with their communities.

Empress Shôken Fund

The Empress Shôken Fund, run jointly by the IFRC and ICRC, provides small annual grants to support the peacetime activities of National Societies. Funds are consistent, predictable and are prioritized for innovation and learning.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about any of the above funds for National Society development, please contact [email protected] for further information and resources.