Rapid Response Facility

How the Rapid Response Facility (RRF) enables rapid humanitarian funding in disasters for pre-qualified partners.


The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) enables the Department for International Development (DFID) to commit to rapid humanitarian funding in the first 72 hours following a rapid onset disaster, a spike in a chronic humanitarian emergency, or other disasters. This ensures that more lives are saved and suffering is reduced.

The RRF enables the UK to do this in the most effective way. It enables DFID to work with partners that have a proven record of response. It also ensures, through a robust pre-qualification process, that partners provide high quality results and deliver value for money for UK tax payers and people affected by disasters. Partners who are judged to have performed badly will be removed from the RRF.

The guidance and templates documents for pre-qualified partners are listed on this page. These should be used for all applications for funding from pre-qualified partners listed below. The Secretary of State for DFID authorises the use of the RRF. DFID will confirm activation by the Secretary of State to RRF partners. Applications received without this confirmation will not be looked at or acknowledged.

Pre-qualified partners

The currently pre-qualified RRF implementing partners are:

Action Against Hunger, ActionAid, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Care International, Christian Aid, Concern, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, GOAL, Habitat for Humanity, HALO, Handicap International, HelpAge International, International Health Partners, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Islamic Relief, MapAction, Mercy Corps Scotland, Merlin, Mine Advisory Group, Mission Aviation Fellowship International, Muslim Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Plan UK, Relief International, Save the Children, ShelterBox, Solidarites, Tearfund, World Vision, Thomson Reuters Foundation, BBC Media Action, International Media Support and Internews Europe.

Current applications

The application process to join the RRF as a pre-qualified partner has now closed. DFID will continue to review the current RRF membership. Future opportunities to apply to join in the RRF will be announced on this page..

Guidance and templates for pre-qualified partners

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