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					VICTORIAN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANTS

VOLUNTARY LABOUR AND IN-KIND SUPPORT INFORMATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Many projects are undertaken on a collaborative and/or partnership basis, with participants and stakeholders contributing to the overall cost of the project. Contributions can be monetary of an inkind nature such as voluntary labour or donated goods and service that would otherwise need to be paid for. The cost of volunteer labour and other in-kind support can be included in your project’s budget as a project expense.

Where you have included in-kind in the Project Budget section of the VCSG Application Form you should also complete the attached Voluntary Labour and In-kind Support Details form and submit it as an attachment to your application.

On the attached form you need to explain the nature of the in-kind activity/goods being provided, which organisation (who) is to provide this, and how you have calculated the value based on what it would have cost if you had to pay for it. If the provider of the in-kind support has confirmed their contribution you should also provide a letter signed by the organisation’s CEO/President, or equivalent, detailing their commitment. Hourly rates for basic labouring works would be in the range of $10-$15 and up to $35 for other specialist support. Costings should be based on “reasonable” commercial rates. Tip: If you have included in-kind support in the Project Budget, remember to include it in both the income and expenditure columns to ensure your budget balances.
IN-KIND SUPPORT EXAMPLE:

Details of in-kind support
Goods/service to be provided Venue hire for 4 community meetings/events Labour to paint the community room – 3 people Donated mulch for landscaping 25 bags @ $10 each Architectural Plans drawn up Organisation/Supplier XXX Council XXX Committee of Management XXX Garden Supplies XXX Architects Number of Hours 9 7 Rate per hour $12 $30 Total Value $ $2,000 $108 $250 $210

VICTORIAN COMMUNITY SUPPORT GRANTS VOLUNTARY LABOUR AND IN-KIND SUPPORT INFORMATION

Project Name: Organisation Name: Details of in-kind support
Goods/service to be provided Organisation/Supplier Number of Hours Rate per hour Total Value $

Total Signature: Print Name: Date: Position

(To be signed by the person with delegated authority to apply for VCSG funding i.e. Chief Executive Officer or Board Chairperson)

Please note: Where the proposed provider of the in-kind support has confirmed their contribution you should also provide a letter preferably signed by the organisation’s CEO/President, or equivalent, detailing their commitment.

This form should be submitted as an attachment to your VCSG application