Community Development and Capacity Building Grant Program budget tips | Brisbane City Council

Community Development and Capacity Building Grant Program budget tips

A budget is required to support your application for a Community Development and Capacity Building 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 $34.89 per hour for non-skilled labour and at relevant rates for professionals.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the guidelines, in particular, what is eligible for funding.
  • Indicate the amount requested for the Community Development and Capacity Building funding.
  • Complete the budget to account for all costs relevant to your proposed activity.
  • There is an expectation that you will seek additional income beyond the grant funding; please include anticipated contributions, other grants, participation fees, sponsorship and your organisations own 'in-kind' support.

Expected income may include:

  • donations
  • earned income through project/activity
  • fundraising
  • in-kind support including time by paid staff and volunteers (for more information refer to the guidelines)
  • organisation's financial contributions
  • other grants, approved or pending for local, state or federal governments
  • other income
  • sponsorships.

Expected expenses may include:

  • administration costs
  • materials and equipment
  • project insurance
  • promotion, documentation and marketing costs
  • salary, fees and allowances
  • venue hire.

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 GST registered 10% GST will be added to your grant as an itemised GST gross-up.

An example budget table for the Community Development and Capacity Building Grant Program is below:

Income (source of funding) Amount (ex GST) Expenditure (description of work) Amount (ex GST) Funded by this grant
Brisbane City Council Community Development and Capacity Building Grant Program $2000 Support worker salary $2000 $900
State Government Grant (approved) $1000 Development costs $2000 $500
Federal Government Grant (approved) $1000 Administration fees $500 $500
Sponsorship $1000 Promotional costs $500  
Own contribution $1000 Venue hire $1500  
In-kind $1000 Materials and equipment $500 $100
Total income $7000 Total expenditure $7000 $2000

Ensure all income and expenditure totals match.

09 October 2018