When We Launch An Appeal

Explaining the NET criteria for launching an appeal
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Activation Criteria

Deciding when to activate the NET

 

Any emergency or disaster is likely to have a unique set of circumstances.  When deciding whether to activate the NET board will consider the following:

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Is the emergency or disaster of sufficient scale and of such urgency that there is a need to raise and distribute funds?
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Are established routes to support people sufficient to negate the need for an appeal?
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Is there likely to be public support for an appeal driven by either evidence of existing public sympathy or that there is compelling evidence that such public sympathy and support would exist in the event of an appeal being launched?
Ultimately the NET board needs to be satisfied that launching an appeal would bring added benefit to people affected by an incident in a meaningful way in relation to the particular circumstances of the emergency or disaster.

Activation Criteria

Deciding when to activate the NET

 

Any emergency or disaster is likely to have a unique set of circumstances.  When deciding whether to activate the NET board will consider the following:

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Is the emergency or disaster of sufficient scale and of such urgency that there is a need to raise and distribute funds?
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Are established routes to support people sufficient to negate the need for an appeal?
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Is there likely to be public support for an appeal driven by either evidence of existing public sympathy or that there is compelling evidence that such public sympathy and support would exist in the event of an appeal being launched?
Ultimately the NET board needs to be satisfied that launching an appeal would bring added benefit to people affected by an incident in a meaningful way in relation to the particular circumstances of the emergency or disaster.
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Types of emergency NET will respond to

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One off disaster or emergency

These could range from a major terrorist incident through to a catastrophic flood severely impacting on a group of people or a community.  A NET appeal would be an effective way to ensure those impacted received support with rebuilding their lives.

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Progressively worsening emergency or disaster

There are many disasters or emergencies that may get progressively worse over time and which in the first instance are covered by a more local or regional response.  A flood during which local agencies have been successfully able to meet the needs of those affected may become significantly worse such that local agencies are no longer able to cope, and this when a NET appeal may be appropriate

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Combination of different types of emergency or disaster

There may be instances where more than one emergency or disaster occurs at the same time.  These may be connected or unrelated and the NET will decide whether to have separate or linked appeals.
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Types of Support

 

Cross-Sector Collaboration

 

When applying the above criteria, one of the key questions the NET must consider is how best to work with the voluntary and community sector to ensure funds raised during an appeal are distributed as effectively as possible to those that need support.

 

If the criteria are met, the NET will launch an appeal by:

 

  • Working with key NET stakeholders to launch a national fundraising effort.
  • Ensuring funds raised go to the agencies best placed to deliver support to those in most need in an effective, timely and transparent way.

Types of Support

 

Cross-Sector Collaboration

 

When applying the above criteria, one of the key questions the NET must consider is how best to work with the voluntary and community sector to ensure funds raised during an appeal are distributed as effectively as possible to those that need support.

 

If the criteria are met, the NET will launch an appeal by:

 

  • Working with key NET stakeholders to launch a national fundraising effort.
  • Ensuring funds raised go to the agencies best placed to deliver support to those in most need in an effective, timely and transparent way.
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Distribution Types

 

Fund distribution will be specific to an appeal and the aim is to get these to survivors as quickly as possible. NET will work other voluntary and community sector organisations to enable this. Whilst a fully prescriptive set of categories cannot be provided the funding will fall broadly into the following areas:

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Cash payments to alleviate immediate hardship

NET will aim to be in a position to support these although within the first 5 days they are likely to be made by the British Red Cross (BRC) and other agencies.
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Gifts to survivors

NET will quickly set up formal distribution channels and use these to ensure gifts can be made based on criteria set by the NET Board working in conjunction with local agencies and organisations.
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Medium to long term support

The NET may also support longer term community recovery and capacity building which may range from grants for mental health support through to helping local charities who provided support during the initial emergency.  This may extend out to two years, and even beyond, where deemed appropriate.
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Distribution Types

 

Fund distribution will be specific to an appeal and the aim is to get these to survivors as quickly as possible. NET will work other voluntary and community sector organisations to enable this. Whilst a fully prescriptive set of categories cannot be provided the funding will fall broadly into the following areas:

E

Cash payments to alleviate immediate hardship

NET will aim to be in a position to support these although within the first 5 days they are likely to be made by the British Red Cross (BRC) and other agencies.
E

Gifts to survivors

NET will quickly set up formal distribution channels and use these to ensure gifts can be made based on criteria set by the NET Board working in conjunction with local agencies and organisations.
E

Medium to long term support

The NET may also support longer term community recovery and capacity building which may range from grants for mental health support through to helping local charities who provided support during the initial emergency.  This may extend out to two years, and even beyond, where deemed appropriate.
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