Applications for event sponsorship closing soon

Published on 17 February 2020

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MidCoast Council’s latest round of event sponsorship applications for 2020/21 will close on 28 February 2020.

Event organisers holding events across the MidCoast region between 1 August 2020 and 31 January 2021 are invited to submit applications for sponsorship funding of up to $10,000 from Council. Applications for sponsorship will be assessed based on the level of economic, social and cultural benefits generated through the event.

Not only do local events connect the MidCoast’s vibrant communities, they help put the region on the map, attracting visitors from around the country and boosting the local economy.

From art shows and music festivals, to sporting events, food, fashion and everything in between, events are a celebration of what the MidCoast is all about and Council is committed to supporting these great events to deliver benefits to the area’s 90,000+ residents and visitors.

Depending on the scale of the event, four categories of funding are offered in the sponsorship program:

Community event: Up to $2,000

Medium event: $2,000 - $5,000

Large event: $5,000 - $10,000

Iconic event: $10,000+

Applications must be submitted online using the event sponsorship application form, while organisers of 'Iconic Events’ should contact Council’s events team prior to submitting their application.

“This is a terrific opportunity for event organisers to receive assistance in bringing their ideas and projects to life or to grow and improve existing events,” explained Robyn Brennan, MidCoast Council’s Economic Development Coordinator.

“Council has a long history of supporting events across the region with 20 to 30 high quality applications for sponsorship received across each bi-annual round of sponsorship.”

“We know that these events are largely run by volunteers and the benefits to the community are immeasurable so this assistance is really important for these dedicated event organisers and their teams.”

All applicants are required to submit an event budget using MidCoast Council’s event budget template, available on the website.

Get in before the funding round closes on 28 February.

For more information and to begin your sponsorship application, head to www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/funding.