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The illustrations in the provided Wiki pages are for consultation purpose only and may not always reflect the latest implementation. 

The budget screen displays the project costs introduced in Beneficiary Module, broken down per cost type for a solidarity project for European Solidarity Corps (ESC30).

It also allows you to modify certain details that affect the project budget. 


 Relevant For...

This page is relevant for:

  • European Solidarity Corps Solidarity Projects (ESC30) Call 2021

 

Prerequisites

  • Only the contact person of the beneficiary organisation with edit rights on the project is able to perform these actions.
  • The user must be logged in to EU Login account.

  • A grant agreement has been signed for the project, and it is visible in My projects.
  • To update the project it must have the status Project Ongoing.
  • Fill in the Exceptional Costs section of the project in order to view the cost details in the populated budget.

Steps


1. Click "Budget" in the Content menu

In your project, click on Budget in the Content menu. The Budget screen is displayed.

 

2. Budget screen details

The Budget screen shows the list of all project costs broken down per cost type

The screen is divided as follows: 

  • On the left side, budget items are listed either independently or grouped by budget categories:
    • a. Total Project
    • b. Exceptional Costs
    • c. Project costs
    • d. Coach costs
  • On the right side, there are 3 columns for each budget item:

    1. Column 1 - displays the Approved budget by NA - this is the latest budget amount, as indicated in the grant agreement.
    2. Column 2 - displays the Current budget as declared by you in the project.
    3. Column 3 - displays the % Current/Approved - the percentage of the approved budget that you have consumed so far. It enables you to monitor at any time the level of expenditure incurred for each relevant budget item.

All grant amounts are read-only, and cannot be changed directly. They are calculated based on information you have provided either in this screen (for Project Costs and Coach Costs) or in the Exceptional Costs section of the project.

 

2.1.  Export the budget overview to PDF

The Export PDF function is currently disabled. It will be available in a future release and will allow you to download the budget as a PDF file.


 

3. "Approved budget by NA" vs "Current budget"

The Total project budget is displayed at the top of the budget screen. It enables you to have a quick overview of the total approved budget compared to the total current declared budget, as well as the percentage of the approved budget used at project level.

If the amount of the Current Budget is higher than the amount approved by the NA for the same budget item or for the total project budget, a warning message is displayed. This does not prevent you from submitting the beneficiary report, as it is only for information purposes.

Take note

Even though you are able to submit a declared budget greater than the Budget Approved by the NA, the final amount approved by the National Agency during the process of validating the declared budget will never be higher than the latest approved amount by the National Agency in the Grant Agreement or in the last amendment, respectively.

 

4. Update project costs grant duration

The Project Costs grant is awarded to you for the entire duration of the project (in months), specified in the grant agreement. This value is set by default in the Number of months field. In our example, the duration of the project is of 6 months.

If you do not require a grant, type 0 (zero) in the field. The Current Budget and %Current Approved fields are updated accordingly, both for the project costs and for the totals at project level.

If needed, you can revert to the number of months corresponding to the full duration of the project. Other values are not allowed.

 

5. Update the number of coaching days 

You can select the number of coaching days for which you require a coach grant (maximum 12 days). 

Under Coach Costs type the Number of days (between 0 and 12). The Current Budget and %Current Approved fields are updated accordingly, both for the coaching costs and for the totals at project level.

If the specified value is higher than the maximum allowed, a warning message is displayed.