Event Sponsorship

 135 Byng St, Orange
 02 6393 8000
 02 6393 8199
 council@orange.nsw.gov.au
Program Guidelines [.pdf]

The community of Orange hosts many events annually and appreciate the importance in which events bring to this community. Organisations wishing to hold events in the Local Government Area of Orange are invited to apply for event sponsorship.

Event Sponsorship CategoryInformationApplication Form
Incubator Event FundProvides seed funding to events in their first or second year of activity to assist them in getting their event up and running.Incubator Event Fund Application Form [.pdf]
Flagship Event FundAssists the development of events that have been running for 2 years or more and contribute to the Orange360 tourism region and demonstrate that they attract overnight visitation. Flagship Event Fund Application Form [.pdf]
Event Development FundSupports established events that have already received funding from Council in previous years and can present a comprehensive strategy for future growth that includes the continued development of its tourism potential to drive overnight visitation to the event. Event Development Fund Application Form [.pdf]
Quick Response FundThis fund is for larger events where the opportunity for sponsorship occurs outside usual application timeframes. For further details regarding the quick response fund and eligibility please contact Council’s Business Development Team. We encourage you to assess your event on the funds above.Contact Council’s Business Development Team: council@orange.nsw.gov.au
Cover Application FormInclude this document with your sponsorship application form.Cover Application Form [.pdf]

For more details on the fund categories, eligibility and information to assist in your application please read the Event Sponsorship Guidelines. [.pdf] It is recommended that prospective applicants thoroughly read the guidelines prior to applying to ensure their event meets the minimum requirements.

To apply for event sponsorship all applications must have an Event Sponsorship Cover Application with one of the corresponding Event Fund Category Applications for the category you are applying for. Please return to Council prior to the closing date: council@orange.nsw.gov.au

Event and Application Dates

Eligible event dates are listed in the table below along with opening and closing dates to submit your application. Applications for the 2019/2020 financial year have closed and successful applications have been notified.

Financial Year 2020/2021

RoundEligible event datesApplications OpenApplications Close
11 July 2020 – 30 September 20201 April 202017 May 2020
21 October 2020 – 31 December 20201 July 202016 August 2020
31 January 2021 – 31 March 20211 October 202015 November 2020
41 April 2021 – 30 June 20211 January 202114 February 2021

Financial Year 2021/2022

RoundEligible event datesApplications OpenApplications Close
11 July 2021 – 30 September 20211 April 202116 May 2021
21 October 2021 – 31 December 20211 July 202115 August 2021
31 January 2022 – 31 March 20221 October 202114 November 2021
41 April 2022 – 30 June 20221 January 202213 February 2022

Event sponsorship cannot be granted unless you have completed and submitted an event application form. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Council and speak with the Business Development Team.

Strategic Policy – ST144 – Event Sponsorship Program Policy