Call for Expressions of Interest
Become a GCERF Grant Recipient in the Western Balkans
GCERF, in collaboration with the Regional Accelerated Funding Panel (RAFP) in the Western Balkans, is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest for CSOs in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and North Macedonia to form 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 creating an enabling environment for the rehabilitation and reintegration of returned foreign terrorist fighters (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).
GCERF intends to grant at least two (2) awards during this round of funding. The first priority is a comprehensive Rehabilitation and Reintegration grant in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the second as a regional grant to support the “Case Management”.
Case Management –While frontline workers and GCERF’s current grantees have experience working with trauma survivors, experience is limited and would benefit from outside support of experts who have decades of experience. GCERF envisages the “Case Management” award to be covered by one organisation or by a consortium. The award should cover all Western Balkan countries and the award can be led by a local orgnaisation in the Western Balkans or an organisation based internationally.
- Appropriate legal registration of the consortium lead in one of the four countries for this call.
- Willingness and capacity to accept and fulfil the role of a Principal Recipient (as described above).
- 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 FTFs and their families.
- Technical expertise in Trauma and Violence Informed Care (TVIC) case management.
- Experience and capacity in community-level initiatives focused on strengthening resilience against violent extremism and particularly on R&R of FTFs and their families.
- Experience and capacity in programme management.
- Experience and capacity in financial management and in the management of, and accounting for, donor grant funding.
- Experience in managing sub-recipients and assessing and enhancing their capacities.
- Willingness and capacity to engage international partners as sub-recipients and service providers.