Where We Work
Working with local partners to identify the communities most vulnerable to violent extremism.
Finding community-based organisation at the grassroots level that are capable of delivering local initiatives, and then utilising a global network to fund those with potential to grow and scale.
Unlocking local potential by building organisational capacity to ensure crucial skills and knowledge evolve in the early stages of development.
Connecting local partners to national governments foundations, and businesses to further scale initiatives.
Striving for long-term sustainability with regular follow-ups and check-ins. GCERF uses this knowledge to enrich a global understanding of how to strengthen community resilience.
How GCERF is Responding to COVID-19
Reasons to Invest in GCERF
GCERF responds to drivers of violent extremism, specific to each location. GCERF grants support community-based organisations — many of which have not received international funding previously. GCERF aligns local responses with national priorities for preventing violent extremism, in coordination with governments and private-sector partnerships.
GCERF supports local communities to empower women, men, girls and boys to address drivers of violent extremism. Primary beneficiaries are young men and young women, aged 15 to 35, who are elevated as agents for positive change in communities vulnerable to violent extremism.
GCERF is an innovation hub for sharing good practices, lessons learned, and recommendations for preventing violent extremism. GCERF advances evidence-based policies and programming.
With a specific focus on peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16), GCERF-funded activities also support poverty reduction (SDG 1), quality education (SDG 4), gender equality (SDG 5), economic opportunity (SDG 8), and aim to end inequality (SDG 10). GCERF is an example of an innovative partnership (SDG 17).