most grants require you to make a contribution to the project. Applicants usually must match dollar-for-dollar the amount requested from the government. However, some programs, especially collaborative projects, will ask you to value the products or services provided to the project that have an intrinsic value, but are not provided as direct cash or financial support. Examples include volunteer labour and the use of an office at no charge (the value of the rent not charged would be an in-kind contribution). In kind contributions should be valued at normal purchase rates (or fair-market value) and you should be able to provide justification for the values you place on these items.