Festival & Event Sponsorship

December 2020 - June 2021

Given Western Australia has reached Phase 4 of the COVID Roadmap, the City has begun the recovery phase and sees events as an essential part of the rebound in recreating vibrant and engaging spaces – so get creative!
We would like to support a wide range of events which encourage cultural opportunities to enhance Vincent as a lively and connected place for everyone to enjoy. Please submit your application online 

Event Sponsorship Application

Please be aware this is a fluid round of funding for events before the new financial year, and the annual event funding round for events between June 2021 – July 2022 will be opening in January 2021.

Important Dates & Times

December 11, 2020 - Applications Open
April 30, 2021 - Applications Close, unless funding exhausted
Allow 4 weeks for your application to be processed
Applicants notified, and successful applications sign agreement
Party time!
Event acquittal 

Eligibility 

Festival and event sponsorship is available for events that:
  • Are free to attend
  • Are held in a public place within the City of Vincent boundary
  • Are held before 1 July 2021
  • Can demonstrate all criteria within the guidelines

COVID Plans

  • You must allow at least 3 weeks to provide either
Events that have not allowed time for this will not be approved. 

Funding

Applicants may apply for Festival and Event sponsorship between $1,000 - $15,000.
The City cannot fund more than 50% of your event, with the funding available for:
  • Traffic Management
  • Staging, audio visual and structures
  • Performers, entertainers and activities
  • Art activations
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Toilet hire
Unfortunately sponsorship is not available for the following:
  • Applicants without an Australian Business Number
  • Schools, P&C associations and political groups
  • Events that have commenced or begun promotion, the City cannot sponsor retrospectively
  • Purchases of capital equipment or insurances
  • Ongoing and recurrent staff salaries, including consultant and staff fees
  • More than one sponsorship request in the same financial year (you may apply for multiple or a series of events within the one application)
  • Organisations that have an outstanding debt to the City

In-Kind Support

The City may be able to provide the following as in-kind support 
  • Guidance to improve accessibility and environmental sustainability at your event
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Waste and recycling services
  • Rangers services
  • Hire of parks, facilities and carparks

Successful Applicants 

Following the application assessment you will be notified within four weeks of your application if you have been successful. Should you be successful, you will receive a sponsorship agreement to sign. You will be able to invoice the City for the full sponsorship amount less the bond, which is released once your event has concluded and you have provided the acquittal.
We will ask you to complete an Event Application Form so that we can provide assistance and let you know what permits you may require.  When we have all of this information, we will arrange a meeting with your team and our team to get things moving.
A post event acquittal will need to be submitted 60 days after your event.  

Acknowledgment of Country

An acknowledgment or Welcome to Country is to be given at all events receiving sponsorship from the City of Vincent. The City can provide assistance with this.

Helpful Hints

It’s encouraged you make yourself familiar with the following

Terms & Conditions 

Successful applicants will be required to enter into an agreement with the City of Vincent to manage the partnership and outline key responsibilities for both parties.
Canvassing or lobbying to the Mayor, Councillors or City of Vincent employees in relation to your sponsorship application will result in your application being ineligible for sponsorship.

More Information

If you would like to know anything further or have a chat about what you have planned, please contact the Marketing Team on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au