Major Events and Development Sponsorship

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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.

The Major Events and Development Sponsorship Program is a discretionary program that enables CN to work with major event organisers, national/international promoters, state and federal government bodies, and state/national/international sporting bodies to attract and secure events in Newcastle.

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?

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.

To apply for Major Event and Development Sponsorship Funding, sendia project proposal to esp@ncc.nsw.gov.au.

Major Events and Development Sponsorship summarised

The Major Events and Development Sponsorship Program is a discretionary program that enables CN to work with major event organisers, national/international promoters, state and federal government bodies, and state/national/international sporting bodies to attract and secure events in Newcastle.

For Events being delivered from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022:

  • Open year round.

NOTE - If the proposed event falls between 1/7/21 and 31/08/21 please contact esp@ncc.nsw.gov.au before submitting the application.

Dependent on application

$250,000 (ex GST)

  • Legally constituted not-for-profit organisations  
  • Businesses   

Significant events that promote a high level of visitation and economic activity in the city, including those that have visibility on a national and international scale.  Including national/international sporting competitions, major touring art commissions and national cultural festivals.

  1. View the 'Grant and Sponsorship Programs - Which should I apply for? Flowchart' (PDF) to determine which Sponsorship Program is best for you. 
  2. Read the Sponsorship Policy (PDF) and Sponsorship Guidelines (PDF). 
  3. Please email esp@ncc.nsw.gov.au with a project proposal.