Council recognises the important contribution events make to the economy and cultural ecosystem of the city.


The Event Sponsorship Program provides funding to support a range of sponsorship and partnership opportunities that enable eligible community organisations and businesses to hold events that activate Ipswich City and generate benefits for our communities and businesses.Through the Events Sponsorship Program, council aims to support events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities.


Event sponsorships are open to registered organisations and not-for-profit organisations that meet the eligibility criteria and do not fall within any of the exclusions. The table below sets out the levels of assistance available, which is limited by council's budget decisions and priorities.

CategoryAmountApplication to be lodged at council
One$1 to $15,000Minimum three months prior to event
Two$15,001 and overMinimum six months prior to event


  • Before lodging an application, please contact the Sponsorship Officer on 3810 6628 to discuss sponsorship options, eligibility, timeframes, etc.
  • No applicant can be guaranteed funding nor can any applicant be guaranteed the full amount requested.
  • Once approved, applicants will be advised in writing of outcomes.

More Information

To find out more, including an overview of the eligibility criteria, funding process and more, download the Ipswich City Council Event Sponsorship Applicant Guidelines and the Event Sponsorship Policy below:

If you require additional assistance please contact us on (07) 3810 6628.