For Brisbane City Council, sponsorship involves providing funds or in-kind support to organisations, events and businesses that help make Brisbane a great place to live, work and do business.
Types of projects Council sponsors
Council sponsors a wide variety of events, initiatives and projects. Priority is normally given to activities that help achieve Council's vision for Brisbane.
Council provides sponsorships that will:
- support agencies or groups that help to address issues affecting the community
- build relationships with organisations that will help to achieve its vision for the city
- promote Brisbane as a vibrant, progressive city both regionally and internationally
- attract new events to Brisbane
- provide economic benefit to the city
- provide opportunities for employee involvement
Types of projects Council won't sponsor
Council will consider all proposals but avoid those that:
- support or oppose political or religious organisations (not including charities run by religious groups)
- conflict with legislation
- exclude or offend minority community groups
- could present a hazard to the community or environment
- promote gambling, smoking, consumption of other addictive substances
- may misrepresent Council's sponsorship motives
- are held outside of the city boundaries or where the majority of the audience is external to the city
- support or are held by trade unions
Council doesn't sponsor individual athletes or representative teams for sporting championships. Consideration will be given to sporting organisations that are holding state, national or international events in Brisbane.
Sponsorships are limited. For more information contact Council.
How to apply
Download the Request for Sponsorship from Council application form (PDF - 260kb).
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Complete the application form and return the form by email to Council.
Council will evaluate the sponsorship application against an objective set of criteria developed to help determine whether the proposal fits with Council’s vision, current priorities and financial allocations.
Sponsorship proposals take time to consider. Send your proposal as far ahead of your event or project as possible. If you regularly work or partner with someone in Council, send it directly them.
Once Council has decided to offer sponsorship, it will enter into a contract (or letter of agreement) with the applicant. This will outline the benefits agreed to, payment terms, performance required and evaluation methods.
After the project or event is completed, Council will evaluate the effectiveness of the agreement to meet its objectives to help with future sponsorship considerations.
Where Council is unable to provide sponsorship, applicants will be notified by letter.