Men's Shed Grant Program budget tips

A budget is required to support your application for a Men's Shed Program grant. You can read budget tips and review the budget table example on this page, to assist you with developing your budget.

Budget tips

  • Make sure your total project income equals your total expenditure.
  • Volunteer staff can be costed from $35 per hour for non-skilled labour and at relevant rates for professionals.
  • Provide a minimum of two recent quotes.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the guidelines for conditions concerning what equipment purchases are eligible for funding.

Please note that for the purpose of assessment:

  • All budget figures provided must be GST exclusive i.e deduct GST from quotes and invoices.
  • If your organisation is not GST registered the 10% GST will be added to your grant prior to assessment, but will not be itemised as GST.
  • If your organisation is GST registered 10% GST will be added to your grant as an itemised GST gross-up.

An example budget table for the Men's Shed Grant Program is below:

Income (source of funding)Amount (ex GST)Project expenditure (description of work and name of supplier)Amount (ex GST)
Brisbane Men's Shed Program grant$1.00Lathe$1.00
Organisation's financial contribution to the project$1.00Drill press$1.00
Organisation's in-kind contribution to the project$1.00Meeting room hire (in-kind)$1.00
Organisations contribution of time by paid staff and volunteers$1.00Project coordination (in-kind)$1.00
Other Grants e.g. State Government Grant (approved)$1.00Fitting out and setup, shelving and fittings, electrical installation and wiring$1.00
Other income$1.00Development Assessment and Building Approval costs (if required)$1.00
Total Income$6.00Total Expenditure $6.00

NOTE: Ensure all income and expenditure totals match

Last updated:10 May 2019