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 2023 Grants and Sponsorship Programs are closed for application.

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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.

NameDetailsOpen or closed
General SponsorshipsSupports events that contribute to a varied and diverse events calendar for the city.Closed
Incubator SponsorshipsSupports 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.Closed
Major Event SponsorshipsSupports 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.Closed
Business Event SponsorshipsSupports high yield multi-day visitation and overnight stays through events that promote Newcastle as an event and destination city.Closed

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.

NameDetailsOpen or closed
Tourism/Visitor Economy SponsorshipSupports 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.Closed
Business SponsorshipAims 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.Closed

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Previous Sponsorship Round
2023 Successful Sponsorship Applications (PDF)