Sponsorship Program

Purpose

The Sponsorship Program provides funding to support community events, programs or minor works; that Council recognises as having an economic and social benefit to the community and the Wollondilly Local Government Area.

Applications can be made twice a year in April and September.

Sponsorship Categories

Minor Works

Amounts up to $500

Minor improvements to a facility that will benefit the local community

Community Event 

Amounts up to $1,000

An annual community event where Council is provided a direct benefit in return for its sponsorship.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding an organisation must meet all of the following:

  • Be a not for profit community organisation
  • Be based within the Wollondilly LGA and have economic benefit to the local economy
  • Be an incorporated body or be auspiced (sponsored) by an incorporated body
  • Offer an annual event or project in the Wollondilly LGA,
  • Have no outstanding debts to Council
  • Not be a political party or political lobby group, and
  • Not be a Government Agency

Sponsorship will not provide funds for applications that:

  • Duplicate existing services
  • Are for existing funded events, services or programs,
  • Do not meet identified priority needs,
  • Directly contravene Council policies,
  • Request retrospective funding
  • Are for items of equipment or minor works, or
  • Include recurrent costs of the organisation e.g. salaries, general administration costs

Assessment Criteria

Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Eligibility for financial assistance program
  • Demonstrates clear linkages to Council’s Community Strategic Plan
  • Be based within the Wollondilly LGA and have economic benefit to the local economy
  • Demonstrates a strong community development aspect that involves and benefits the broader community through participation or access
  • Reflects and enhances Wollondilly’s sense of place and local identity
  • Attracts broad or new participation from local residents
  • Uses an innovative approach to the proposed event
  • Can be completed in the financial year specified in the application
  • Can be achievable within the planned budget

Conditions of Sponsorship

Successful applicants are required to undertake an acquittal process and provide Council with:

  • Information on how the sponsorship was spent
  • Evaluation of the event or works carried out
  • Membership / Participation rates
  • Copies of any promotional material and media coverage
  • Details of the acknowledgement of Councils sponsorship within the community

Funding will only be paid against a recipient created Tax Invoice inclusive of any GST by way of a direct deposit or cheque.

How to Apply

Sponsorship applications will be considered by Council twice each year. Applications which open on 1 May must be submitted by 31 May and those open on 1 September must be submitted by 31 September each year for consideration of a funding allocation.

Only one application per group or organisation will be considered in each financial year.

Please complete a Sponsorship Program Application Form and return to Council.

Contact

Council's Community Projects and Events Team Leader on 4677 1100 or council@wollondilly.nsw.gov.au