The SUN Movement Pooled Fund

The SUN Movement Pooled Fund is a grant programme that was established in 2017 to provide funding to SUN countries to support their efforts to end malnutrition in all its forms.

Under the stewardship of the SUN Movement, the programme is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Core focus

The Pooled Fund supports the delivery of the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016–2020, and in SUN countries it focuses on:

Sustaining advocacy

efforts to keep nutrition as a national development priority


participatory national nutrition governance

Jointly implementing

national multi-sectoral nutrition plans

Increasing capabilities

of nutrition actors at national and subnational levels.

Funding windows

Grants are managed by UNOPS and are allocated to selected SUN country projects according to specific eligibility criteria and through open, transparent and competitive calls. As at 2020, the SUN Movement Pooled Fund totalled approximately USD 18.5 million.

The Pooled Fund supports the efforts of multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral platforms in SUN countries through two funding windows, reflecting its two primary areas of work.

Window 1

Window 1 aims to build, or strengthen, the participation of non-state stakeholders in national multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral platforms. Its beneficiaries are national Civil Society Alliances and national business networks. 

Four calls have been launched under Window 1.

Window 2

Window 2 aims to accelerate the coordinated delivery of high-impact nutrition activities by members of multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral platforms at national and subnational levels, encouraging cooperation across core areas, through sharing and learning, to increase impact.

One call was launched under Window 2.

Who benefits from the Pooled Fund?

To date, 65 organizations in 44 countries have received, or are receiving, grants aimed at:





  • providing them with the opportunity, tools and know-how to ensure better multi-stakeholder coordination in their countries
  • enabling the voices of every important nutrition stakeholder to be heard at the decision-making and policy design tables
  • and, most importantly, allowing these organizations to join forces, building on each other’s strengths, to achieve common nationally owned objectives and targets, in order to ensure that no community is left malnourished and behind.

Core values

The Pooled Fund’s work reflects its three core values: