Applications open Monday 14 September, 2015 for Council's 2016-17 Sponsorship Funding 

Did you know Council has an annual funding program to sponsor locally based events, programs and other initiatives?

We sponsor a diverse range of initiatives, big and small, so if you are organising an activity, program or event, you may be eligable to apply for funding through our annual Sponsorship Program.    

Applications are open 14 September until 26 October 2015.

Companies, not for profit groups, sole traders (legal entities) and government agencies can apply to receive single year sponsorship or multi-year sponsorship for up to three years within three funding tiers.

Sponsorship is a commercial agreement which means council considers sponsorship as an investment and expects to receive benefits such as promotion, exposure and activation of Council and community strategic objectives.


Sponsorship Guidelines

Sponsorships are available for cash and / or in-kind support of a broad range of initiatives from major international events to small localised activities or programs. There are three sponsorship funding levels:

  1. Tier 1. Negotiable amount
  2. Tier 2. Up to $15,000
  3. Tier 3. Up to $5,000

See our Sponsorship Guidelines for more information or contact Council's Sponsorship officer on 4350 5555 extensionx 5395 or e-mail wsc@wyong.nsw.gov.au.

Apply Online

An online from 14 September 2015 via SmartyGrants

Timeframe of Sponsorship Program 2016-17:

  • Expressions of Interest Open - 14 September (9AM) 2015
  • Expressions of Interest Close - 26 October (5PM) 2015
  • Shortlisting of Candidates - November and December 2015
  • Council decision - February 2016
  • Notification of outcomes - Within a fortnight of Council decision


Other information

We recommend that you read the pdf format Wyong Shire Event Management Guide (2.61 MB) and also our running an event web page for information on events and permits you might need.

The hall and venue finder page will help you find available Council spaces for hire.

Our grants page will help you to find out about Council’s grant programs.

See Community Strategic Plan 2030  to help you complete your sponsorship funding EOI application form.


Tax advice:

The Australian Taxation Office considers grants and sponsorships as taxable income. The tax office can help with information on tax, including GST. Call 13 2866 or visit www.ato.gov.au for further information.