Basic budget development

Every grant application you submit will require a budget. Here are some of our best budget development tips:

  • Provide realistic estimates
  • Make sure the 'income' and 'expenditure' columns add up
  • Build in a small contingency amount for unexpected costs/price variances
  • Attach competitive quotes
  • Try and secure funding from other sources
  • Ensure there is a contribution from your organisation (financial and/or in-kind)
  • Have a financial sustainability plan for the project after the funding has ended.

Jessie Ballantyne

Founder & Managing Director