The Global Fund recognizes the important role that Country Coordinating Mechanisms play and provides funding to cover their operational costs.

Country Coordinating Mechanisms and Regional Coordinating Mechanisms can apply for funding, which comes from the Global Fund’s operating expenses, for eligible expenditures that contribute to their performance and planning. The combination of financial and technical cooperation from stakeholders in country complements the support for the operation of Country Coordinating Mechanisms.


The funding agreement process can take 1-2 months. Funding is then available for up to three years with with annual allotment based on performance and funds absorption.

A closer look at the funding process is available in our overview:

  • Country Coordinating Mechanism Funding Process Overview
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The Operational Policy Note on Country Coordinating Mechanism Funding describes the rules and requirements that Country Coordinating Mechanisms must follow to receive funding. The note is contained in section 1.9 of the Operational Policy Manual, available for download below.

Our policies, guidelines and templates are available here for download. Please check this page and download the most recent versions before starting the application process.