The aim of the Ipswich City Council's Event Sponsorship Program is to position the City of Ipswich as a significant event destination in partnership with community groups/organisations that make positive contributions to the quality of life in the local government area.
Lodging Your Application
Applications for sponsorship will be considered on an ongoing basis. Applications for Category One sponsorships must be lodged with Council as least four months prior to the event. Applications for Category Two and Three sponsorships must be lodged at least three months prior to the relevant activity/event.
|Category||Amount||Application to be lodged at Council|
|One||$10,000.00 +||Four months prior to event|
|Two||$5,000.00 - $9,999.00||Three months prior to event|
|Three||$4,999.00 and below||Three months prior to event|
The level of assistance available is limited by Council's budget decision and its priorities. No applicant can be guaranteed funding nor can any applicant be guaranteed to receive the full amount requested.
Once approved - Applicants will be advised in writing of outcomes.
Information about Financial Support
Eligible organisations are defined as follows:
Note: *For the purpose of these guidelines a business is defined as "an enterprise entered into for the expectation of making a profit". (Extract from Master Tax Guide, CCH Australia Ltd)
Ipswich City Council will not support:
Note: Ipswich City Council will not support any sponsorship retrospectively (ie, after the event or activity has occurred).
Key Selection Criteria
Council will consider requests for sponsorship which demonstrate the following key outcomes:
Acquittal of Funds
If your community group/organisation has received funding from Ipswich City Council within the past 12 months, it is a requirement that you submit an Acquittal for these funds. Your new application for sponsorship will not be processed unless the Acquittal has been completed.
How to Apply
Complete the Event Sponsorship Online Application Form.
For assistance please contact the Community Development Team on (07) 3810 6657.