WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER
FIELD OFFICE COSTS
The costs related to the simplified allocation method must be identified in the Single Form annex “Financial Annex”, which corresponds to the budget to be added in section 10.2.
The level of detail depends on the structure of your budget, as DG ECHO requires details up to the third sub-heading. At a minimum, DG ECHO would expect you to break down the budget line named “field office shared costs” distinguishing the various costs involved (per category or nature).
An example provided is available in the section “Reference documents”
Yes. Since article 8.2 h) of the General Conditions recognise as eligible “only the portion of the costs (of field offices) which corresponds to the rate of the actual use of the infrastructure for the purposes of the Action”.
If the Partner wants to apply a simplified cost allocation method, it needs to request a specific derogation in section 11 of the Single Form for all new proposals (in case, a Modification Request can be submitted for ongoing Actions).