Economic Development Sponsorship Program

The Economic Development Sponsorship Program (EDSP) has been developed to support local economic development initiatives designed to help achieve Council priorities and generate local economic development benefit in one or more of the following areas:
  1. Supporting business growth and employment
  2. Encouragement of innovation and creativity
  3. Developing the visitor economy of Newcastle.
Successful recipients for the 2017-2018 Economic Development Sponsorship Program were announced in June 2017 and included:
  • Newcastle Music Festival
  • Junior Theatre Workshops 
  • The Real Film Festival
  • Showcase for new creators with the Olive Tree Markets
  • Hands on creative workshops with the Olive Tree Markets
The next round of sponsorship will likely open in April 2018. Visit this webpage for details.