Core Funding Mechanism

Learn more about GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism

Addressing the local drivers of radicalisation to violence by supporting local community-level responses is an important, underexploited, and currently underfunded strand of a holistic, integrated policy for countering violent extremism.

Operating at the nexus of security and development, GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism (CFM) is committed to working in partnership and consultation with governments, civil society, and the private sector in pilot countries to support national strategies to address the local drivers of violent extremism. The CFM will provide support for up to three years to consortia of organisations working at the community level to build resilience to violent extremist agendas; consortia will be coordinated and led by a locally registered legal entity that will act as a principal funding recipient.

The CFM was launched in Bangladesh, Mali, and Nigeria in 2015, and Kenya, Kosovo, and Myanmar in 2016. GCERF has already committed up to USD 13.416 million to Bangladesh, Mali, and Nigeria for grants beginning in early 2016.


Click here for GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism document.

Click here for more details on GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism process.

Click here for Information for Prospective Pilot Countries (cliquez ici pour la version Française; انقرهنا للغة العربية).

Click here for the Eligibility Policy for pilot countries (cliquez ici pour la version Française).

Click here for information on the Country Support Mechanisms (cliquez ici pour la version Française).





APPLICATION DEADLINE:  17:00 (Manila time) 1 February 2020

The documents must be submitted electronically to in the format provided.

For its second round of investment, GCERF, together with the Philippine Country Support Mechanism, is pleased to announce a Call for Expressions of Interest from Philippine civil society organisations (CSOs) to become a Principal Recipient (PR) or Direct Grantee of funding from GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism (CFM).

Funding will be available for grants of up to three years in duration and commencing in 2020 on a rolling basis.  Grants will not exceed USD 1 million.  GCERF will provide grants to individual organisations or consortia working at community level. Each consortium should be led by a Principal Recipient responsible for providing sub-grants to other consortium members. Priority will be given to local CSOs with proven successful PVE experience and CSOs with previous engagements with the Government of the Philippines (GOP).

All Expressions of Interest must be submitted electronically to in the form provided by 1 February 2020. The email should be marked as ‘EOI-PHILIPPINES’ in the subject line. Failing to do so might jeopardise your submission.

Selection and funding will be provided based on the availability. Selected organisations will be invited to develop a proposal for submission.

Call for expressions of interest (Philippines), December 2019

Expression of Interest Form for the Role of Principal Recipient (Philippines)

Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF)