What are examples of items funded in each of the budget categories?
a. Training – This can be national qualification training such as auxiliary social work, youth and child care work, early childhood development, auxiliary nursing, etc. This can also be health-related training which does not receive a national qualification such as HIV testing and counselling, bereavement counselling, program management, stigma and discrimination, gender based violence, etc.
b. Equipment/Furniture – This is very broad and includes any items which are considered an investment for the organization such as containers, tables, chairs, computers, printers, gazebos, jungle gyms, etc.
c. Facilitation – This is any cost that is paid to an individual in return for that person providing a specific service for the organization. Facilitation costs can be paid to people outside of the organization who you are contracted to work for the organization, either over a specific period of time or to deliver a specific product. Facilitation costs can also be paid to people within the organization, as long as those costs are tied to the delivery of a program objective which this grant is being requested to fund. For example, if you are requesting a grant to conduct stigma and discrimination programs in schools and you have 10 facilitators who are paid R2,000 to deliver those programs, then that R2,000/facilitator cost can be included in this application.
d. Supplies – This is also very broad and includes any items which are consumed/used up as the organization implements its activities. This can include t-shirts, workbooks, camp fees, venue hire, flip charts, etc.
e. Transport – This can include any type of transport, public or private, as long as that transport is connected to a program objective. For instance, in the example of the stigma and discrimination program in schools above, each facilitator needs R200 per month in order to get to the schools where s/he is delivering the program.
f. Administration – This is the only budget category which is limited and can be a maximum of 10% of your overall budget. This can include rent, electricity, water, etc. These are the operating costs which your organization occurs on a continual basis; these costs are not necessarily connected to a specific program.