Both financial and in kind sponsorship opportunities are available through the annual Vibrant City Sponsorship Program.
Maitland City Council offers sponsorship opportunities both financial and in kind to community, industry groups, events and organisations for specific benefits. The Vibrant City Sponsorship Program applies the Maitland City Council Sponsorship Policy.
As part of Maitland City Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiatives, a further $20,000 is available through the Vibrant City Sponsorship Program. This second round of funding provides community and industry groups, events and organisations the opportunity to apply for in kind and financial sponsorship to conduct programs, initiatives, events and activities from January to June 2021.
Sponsorship differs from grant programs, donations and financial assistance as these programs do not involve a benefit beyond modest recognition. View the Vibrant City Sponsorship Program Guidelines here.
Applications for Vibrant City Sponsorship open Tuesday 6 October 2020 and close Sunday 1 November 2020.
The Vibrant City Sponsorship Program is an annual program. Applications will open Tuesday 6 October and close Sunday 1 November 2020.
Once the application is received, Maitland City Council will review and assess the applications against the following criteria:
- Level of community interest and/or significance as demonstrated by the applicant.
- Alignment of the application to the themes in the Community Strategic Plan (Maitland +10).
- Relevance to the city and/or community
- Impact and return on investment for Maitland City Council's brand / reputation
The sponsorship assessment panel will also consider the following:
- Maitland City Council's Sponsorship Policy and Guidelines
- ICAC Guidelines
- Risk Assessment
Once the assessment has been completed Council will confirm the outcome of the application in writing.
Once the agreement has been confirmed, the applicant can commence executing the sponsorship agreement. If it is a financial contribution, the applicant can invoice Council as per the agreed date in the agreement and expect the payment will be made within three weeks of the invoice date.
It is the responsibility of the people outlined in the written agreement to execute the sponsorship arrangement.
Once the sponsorship agreement has been executed, an acquittal must be completed within four weeks of the completion of the sponsorship.
A Council officer will supply the acquittal template to the business, industry or community group who has been granted sponsorship for them to complete and return to Council.
Review and assess applications.
Cash sponsorships supplied. Date of supply will depend on the agreement.
Execute the sponsorship agreement depending on the agreement.
Complete an acquittal within four weeks of the completion of the sponsorship arrangement.