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. The Sponsorship Funding Round is open in May each year.

Our 2022 Grants and Sponsorship Programs are now open and close at 4pm on Monday 30 May.

Apply for a City of Newcastle Grant or Sponsorship here.

We will be offering two online workshops outlining the application process and to address any questions.

Registration will be required and will be held on:

Supporting Documentation:

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 Sponsorships Supports events that contribute to a varied and diverse events calendar for the city. Open
Incubator Sponsorships Supports events that are between one and three years old that have potential to become a major event on Newcastle's event calender contributing to overnight visitation and economic dispersal. Open
Major Event Sponsorships Supports 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
Business Event Sponsorships Supports high yield multi-day visitation and overnight stays through events that promote Newcastle as an event and destination city. Open

If you require assistance please email esp@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.

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).