This fund does not have a set community contribution, however, applicants must demonstrate some contribution from the community to the project grant total.
Eligible contributions include volunteer labour, professional services, donated materials or cash.
In-kind contributions, rates and cash
In-kind contribution is a contribution of a good or a service other than money. Including, voluntary labour (for example, painting work), donated goods (for example, kitchen equipment), donated services (for example, professional advice from an architect).
The following information is provided by the Victorian Government to help you calculate your in-kind contribution: www.vic.gov.au/grants-understanding-kind-contributions
The calculation of your in-kind contribution is based on your best estimates. The following figures may help guide you:
- Calculate volunteer general labour at $20 per hour
- Calculate volunteer specialist labour (for example, engineer or architect) at $45 per hour
- Calculate donated goods at the price you would pay for them if they were not donated
Cash donations can come from fundraising events, individuals, foundations, businesses or community groups.