Sponsorship

The Sponsorship program is an arrangement where the City of Cockburn makes a financial contribution to a significant event, activity, service or endeavour and in return, the City receives public recognition for its contribution.
 
Sponsorship creates mutually beneficial partnerships between the City and the community; it is both an opportunity to add value to the community and an investment in recognition opportunities that will advance the long term interests of the City of Cockburn and the recipient.

There are two categories: Individuals and Groups

Who can apply?

You can apply for Sponsorship (Group) if you are a community group or organisation based in the City of Cockburn who:

  • Primarily services residents of the City.
  • Can demonstrate a high level of community support.
  • Can demonstrate financial stability and sound project management. 

Applications are invited from community-managed groups, welfare, education, arts/cultural, youth, seniors, children, and related groups.
 
If you are a sporting team or club, you can apply if you:

  • Are representing at a significant event or activity at a National or International level for which you have been selected on the basis of your endeavours in your chosen activity, or
  • Are hosting a sporting event or activity in the City of Cockburn that is of State, National or International significance that will add value or benefits the community.

Sponsorship (Individual) applicants must:

  • Be a resident of the City of Cockburn.
  • Be able to provide examples of community support for your proposal.
  • Be attending a significant event or activity at a National or International level for which you have been selected on the basis of your individual endeavours in your chosen activity. (Individuals must supply supporting documentation from the relevant governing association of the activity).
  • Be attending or completing a significant activity that benefits the community. 

The event or activity must:

  • Be of benefit to the local community and/or the City of Cockburn generally.
  • Provide brand exposure and public recognition benefits to the City of Cockburn.
  • Increase awareness and raise the profile of the City of Cockburn, in line with its desired image. 

Applications are invited from all ages for a range of projects, events or activities including sporting, welfare, education and arts/cultural, unless eligible to apply for funding through the City’s Junior Sports Travel Assistance program or Youth Art Scholarship program.

What can I apply for?

The event or activity must:

  • Be of benefit to the local community and/or the City of Cockburn generally.
  • Provide brand exposure and public recognition benefits to the City of Cockburn.
  • Increase awareness and raise the profile of the City of Cockburn, in line with its desired image.
  • Meet an identified need.
  • Not duplicate an activity already available in the local area.
  • Not run on the same date as another event in the City of Cockburn.

How much can I apply for?

The maximum funding available to any one group or organisation in the Sponsorship (Group) category will not exceed $20,000, however sponsorship is highly competitive and will generally be approved for a lesser amount

The maximum funding available in the Sponsorship (Individual) category will not exceed $1,000, however sponsorship will generally be approved for a lesser amount.

Applications that can demonstrate a financial or in-kind contribution to the project or event will be considered favourably, as will those who source funding from other sources.

When can I apply?

Sponsorship (Group) applications will be open each year in March and September. Funding rounds are advertised publicly in local newspapers, on the City’s website, in e-newsletters, and the Cockburn Soundings newsletter.
 
Closing dates are noted on the online application forms, and will be assessed and notified within two months of the outcome of the application.
 
Projects or events must not commence within two months of the application closing date, as funding cannot be awarded retrospectively.

Sponsorship (Individual) applications will be open all year-round. Applications must be submitted at least two months before your project or event. Applications will be assessed and notified within two months of the outcome of the application.

Limitations and Conditions

The successful request for Sponsorship in any year does not imply any ongoing commitment of the same or similar contribution in following years.
Funding will not be provided:
  • Retrospectively for events that have already occurred, or due to occur within two months’ of the application’s lodgement.
  • For personal items such as uniforms, food consumables or catering costs.
  • For student exchange programs/opportunities
  • For any activity or event that will be divisive in communities by denigrating, excluding, or offending community groups.
  • If your activity or event may present a hazard to the community or environment.
  • If you have not acquitted any previous City of Cockburn funding.

How do I apply for sponsorship?

Please read the above information, and contact the Grants & Research Officer on 08 9411 3444 or communitygrants@cockburn.wa.gov.au to discuss your application.

Applications can be made at the Cockburn Smart Grants website.

More information and contacts

For more information on individual and group sponsorship in Cockburn, contact the City’s Grants and Research Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at communitygrants@cockburn.wa.gov.au
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