Grants talk:PEG/Budget Guidelines

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"Familiarize yourself with prior grant budgets"—mmm ... not sure we've established good precedents yet. You might consider linking to a set of budgets generally considered to be sound in terms of structure and (something that applicants really need advice on) level of detail. On the latter, I think the point might be made that there's some room to move on detail, but generally the larger the total grant and the larger the line-item, the more likely that greater detail is appropriate; and that some items typically do or do not suggest a high level of detail (would need to think through a list, and that might lead one to reword "We want to know what this money will be used for, as precisely as you can", to direct applicants to the balancing act that all programming planners and reporters need to learn, me included). Tony (talk) 08:31, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Tony. I agree. We are working on creating sample budgets for each major program area. I can also link to a page with a set of exemplary budgets. Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 16:58, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion to provide more help with making an annual budget[edit]

Hi, Alex! It might be a good idea to add some guidelines to this page specifically about drafting an annual budget for a PEG. Occasionally, grantees have questions about what should or shouldn't be included in a budget like this (e.g. some travel expenses for board members and volunteers can be included in your organization's budget!). I'd be happy to help out with working on that section, and to create some learning patterns together with you about making annual grant requests through PEG. Cheers, Winifred Olliff (FDC Support Team) talk 18:47, 8 January 2015 (UTC)