Building Stronger Communities Grants Program budget tips | Brisbane City Council

Building Stronger Communities Grants Program budget tips

A budget is required to support your application for a Building Stronger Communities 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 for all items detailed in the budget.
  • All quotes should be itemised and detail the full scope of works.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the program guidelines, in particular, what is eligible for funding.
  • If you include 'in-kind' contribution in the budget, you must provide a clear breakdown of how this has been calculated and all relevant details for each item.

Please note that for the purpose of assessment:

  • All budget figures 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 Building Stronger Communities Grant Program is below:

Income (source of funding) Amount (ex GST) Project expenditure (description of work and name of supplier) Amount (ex GST)
Brisbane City Council Building Stronger Communities Grant Program $100,000.00 Field works by <company name> $65,000.00
Organisation's financial contribution to the project $20,000.00 Irrigation system and installation $50,000.00
Organisation's 'in-kind' contribution to the project $15,000.00 Rain tanks $15,000.00
Other grants e.g. State Government Grant (approved) $25,000.00 Pump system $20,000.00
Other income

$0.00

$0.00

Contingency 5%

Development Assessment and Building Approval costs (if applicable)

$7500.00

$2500.00

TOTAL INCOME $160,000.00 TOTAL EXPENDITURE $160,000.00

NOTE: Ensure all income and expenditure totals match.

14 June 2017