Sponsorship


We provide a number of Sponsorship opportunities to support initiatives that contribute to the economic life of the city. CN provides financial Sponsorship for initiatives that will deliver tangible benefits to the City and the community, and help make Newcastle a smart, liveable and sustainable global city.

Our Sponsorships are highly competitive. In order to submit an eligible and competitive application please read the following documents prior to submission:

Not sure which funding is right for you?

Our Sponsorships are classified as either Event Sponsorships or Tourism and Economic Development Sponsorships.

Event Sponsorships are a mechanism to:

  • promote active and vibrant public spaces;
  • grow overnight visitation;
  • provide positive promotional exposure for Newcastle;
  • enhance the city’s image and profile as a visitor destination and event city; and
  • assist events that contribute to the unique character of the Newcastle Local Government Area and Region.

The table below provides further information on Event Sponsorships including types of grants, eligibility, and status.

Name Details Open or closed
General Event Sponsorships Supports events that contribute to a varied and diverse events calendar for the city, including alignment with strategic outcomes, generation of economic Activity, and utilisation of city assets. Open
Major Event Sponsorships Supports the emerging and established events to increase profile and encourage visitation and/or participation. Events to be of significant size, with high levels of attendance or economic/visitation outcomes and extensive reach. Open
Regional Sport Event Sponsorships Targets events that utilise Newcastle and the broader region as a host city for high participation multi day Regional, State, National, or International sporting events. Open
Business Event Sponsorships Supports high yield multi-day visitation and overnight stays through events that promote Newcastle as an event and destination city. Open

Tourism and Economic Development Sponsorship are for activities that provide economic benefit through one or more of the following areas:

  • Enabling Skills;
  • Enabling Innovation;
  • City-Shaping Initiatives; and
  • Enabling a Vibrant City.

The table below provides further information on Tourism and Economic Development Sponsorship including types of sponsorships, eligibility, and status.

Name Details Open or closed
Tourism/Visitor Economy Sponsorship Supports Activities that promote Newcastle as a premier Australian visitor destination, showcasing a rich art, cultural and foodie scene, a vibrant night-time economy, and accessible nature-based and coastal experiences. Open
Business Sponsorship Aims to foster local economic development by supporting Activities that enable local skill acquisition, attract highly skilled people to the city, support local business growth and employment and/or encourage innovation and investment. Open

If you require assistance please email grants@ncc.nsw.gov.au or call 02 4974 2000 and you will be put in contact with a staff member who can help with your enquiry.

You can also sign up for our Grants and Sponsorship Mailing List to be the first to know about new funding opportunities. (Check your junk mail in case it arrives there and if it does make sure you mark it as a safe sender).

General Event Sponsorship

General Event Sponsorship

Support for events that contribute to a varied and diverse event calendar for the city, including alignment with strategic outcomes, generation of economic activity, and utilisation of city assets.
Major Event Sponsorship

Major Event Sponsorship

Supports the emerging and established events to increase profile and encourage visitation and/or participation. Events to be of significant size, with high levels of attendance or economic/visitation outcomes and extensive reach.
Regional Sport Event Sponsorship

Regional Sport Event Sponsorship

Targets events that utilise Newcastle and the broader region as a host city for high participation multi day Regional, State, National, or International sporting events.
Business Event Sponsorship

Business Event Sponsorship

Supports high yield multi-day visitation and overnight stays through events that promote Newcastle as an event and destination city.
Tourism / Visitor Economy Sponsorship

Tourism / Visitor Economy Sponsorship

Supports activities that promote Newcastle as a premier Australian visitor destination, showcasing a rich art, cultural and foodie scene, a vibrant night-time economy, and accessible nature-based and coastal experiences
Business Sponsorship

Business Sponsorship

Aims to foster local economic development by supporting activities that enable local skill acquisition, attract highly skilled people to the city, support local business growth and employment and/or encourage innovation and investment.