Sample operating budgets

Often grassroots organizations find it difficult to put together their first operating budget. Yet, in order to approach potential funders, a well-prepared, accurate and clear budget is very important. The operating budget will provide the figures to your workplan and will allow funders to assess the financial sustainability and 'health' of your organization. These sample budgets may help with the preparation of budget. Please use them as a guideline and make sure to adapt them to suit the needs of your organziation.