Call for Expressions of Interest

Become a GCERF Grant Recipient in the Western Balkans

Applications close:

11 :59PM (CET) Sunday 27 September 2020
GCERF apologises to applicants who experienced technical difficulties in submitting their expressions of interest. The application email has been updated. Please resubmit to today . Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

GCERF, in collaboration with the RAFP in the Western Balkans, is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for CSOs in Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia to develop a consortium and become a Principal Recipient (PR) of GCERF funding from GCERF’s Accelerated Funding Mechanism (AFM).  

Under the AFM, GCERF will fund consortia of CSOs to implement initiatives aimed at enabling the environment for rehabilitation and reintegration of RFTFs and their families. Consortium grants are managed and supported by the PRs who are the legal recipients of GCERF funding and provide funding to other consortium members or “Sub-Recipients” (SR). The PR will be responsible for managing R&R programming in either Albania, Kosovo, or North Macedonia, but not regionally.  There may be some opportunities for a PR in Albania/Kosovo/North Macedonia, for example, to engage a technical service provider/partner that could support GCERF grantees in multiple countries. 

All Expressions of Interest must be duly filled and submitted electronically to by 27 September 2020. The email should be marked as ‘EOI-ALBANIA’, ‘EOI-KOSOVO’, or ‘EOI-NORTH MACEDONIA’ – in the subject line – depending on which country you are applying for. Failing to do so might compromise your submission.



  1. Appropriate legal registration of the consortium lead in one of the three countries for this call.
  2. Willingness and capacity to accept and fulfil the role of Principle Recipient as described.


  1. Established relationships and credibility with the relevant national and local authorities, institutions and front liners (e.g. schools, psychologists, social workers, etc.), and other stakeholders involved in R&R of RFTFs and their families.  
  2. Experience and capacity in community-level initiatives focused on strengthening resilience against violent extremism and particularly on R&R of RFTFs and their families.
  3. Experience and capacity in programme management.
  4. Experience and capacity in programme management.
  5. Experience in managing sub-recipients and assessing and enhancing their capacities.
  6. Willingness and capacity to engage international partners as sub-recipients and service providers.