Maitland City Council offers sponsorship opportunities both financial and in kind to community, industry groups, events and organisations. The Vibrant City Sponsorship Program applies the Maitland City Council Sponsorship Policy.
Maitland City Council has a range of responsibilities to deliver services and programs. Council may enter into sponsorship agreements to enhance, vary or reduce the cost of current activities, activate programs that may not happen without the support, increase community connections or to extend marketing activities.
The Vibrant City Sponsorship Program is an annual program that opens in April and closes in May each year. A full timeline of the program is outlined below.
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 immediately 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.
Sponsorship program round announcement.
Review and assess applications.
Cash sponsorships supplied.
Execute the sponsorship agreement depending on the agreement.
Complete an acquittal within four weeks of the completion of the sponsorship arrangement.