The START Facility is implemented by UNCDF in partnership with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDB). The START Facility is designed to support the implementation of the food security and nutrition component of the Development Initiative for Northern Uganda (DINU) programme by improving access to finance for small and medium enterprises engaged in agricultural value addition in Northern Uganda. START is a blended finance facility providing a mix of business development services, project development & finance structuring and financial products in form of concessional loans, technical assistance grants and partial credit guarantees.