December 9, 2021 Whitney van Schyndel

Can in-kind contributions be considered as cash contributions if these are a critical asset to the delivery of the project?

Both in kind and in cash contributions are accepted as both are considered investments from the Implementing Partner. However, this is a competitive funding process, and a project with a heavy emphasis on in-kind contributions might not be considered as strong as a project with more emphasis on in-cash contributions. In-cash support would be a financial investment. In-kind support should be valued at market rates, and staff time budgeted as in-kind support must be reasonably justified as relevant to the project.