Vibrant City sponsorship affords funding boost for local community events and initiatives

Vibrant City sponsorship affords funding boost for local community events and initiatives

Do you have an event or initiative that delivers tangible benefits for the Maitland community?

The first round of Maitland City Council’s 2023 Vibrant City Sponsorship Program opens today, Tuesday 3 January, affording local community groups and organisations the opportunity to apply for funding for initiatives that Maitland Mayor Philip Penfold says ‘create a vibrant city for the Maitland community.’

‘Council is committed to supporting local initiatives that bring the community together and celebrate Maitland’s people and places,’ Mayor Penfold says. ‘I would encourage those interested to consider applying for financial support through Council’.

‘Applications close at 5.00pm on 31 January 2023, so applicants have four weeks to prep their proposal and complete an application.’

This round of funding will consider applications for initiatives and projects planned for June 2023 to November 2023.

Previous sponsorship recipients include the Maitland Heritage Festival and Maitland River Run. Paul Humphreys, Event Director of the Maitland River Run, says key funding acquired via the Vibrant City Sponsorship Program has enabled the event to really hit its stride in recent years.

‘Our event runs through the centre of town and encourages everyday people to challenge themselves,’ Mr Humphreys said.

‘It requires substantial crew, infrastructure and traffic management, so funding from the Vibrant City sponsorship program allows for the delivery of this, as well as additional marketing via social media.’

‘This sponsorship program is a great way to step up the promotion of your event, which in turn will increase participation and visitation to Maitland.’

For more information and to apply, visit our Sponsorship page