Please proceed with getting documents ready once notification of the award is given by the EDCTP. With regard to the legal entity form – this form has been adapted and it needs to be filled in by all beneficiaries.
The beneficiary will reimburse the actual direct costs. Concerning the reimbursement of the indirect cost two different cases my apply: either not taken into account if the in-kind contribution is used in the premises of the beneficiary or taken into account by using the 25% flat-rate if the in-kind contributions are used in the third party’s premises. In this case, the direct costs actually incurred by the third party may be increased by a flat-rate of 25% on those costs. For more details and examples see annotated Grant Agreement Article 11.
Advantage: no legal link is necessary so also third parties with no legal link are able to provide in-kind contributions
Disadvantage: the third parties are not able to do project work on themselves whereas linked third parties are able to do some project work
A unit cost is a ‘fixed amount’ per unit which is charged instead of a price which has ‘actually incurred’ by the beneficiary. Regarding SME owners: SME owners not receiving a salary must declare their personnel costs on the basis of unit costs (an hourly rate fixed by the Commission).