Sponsorship requests

Sponsorship  is available to businesses, associations, local councils and not-for-profits to deliver significant initiatives and events in Queensland that help:

  • create jobs in a strong economy
  • give all our children a great start
  • keep Queenslanders healthy
  • keep communities safe
  • protect the Great Barrier Reef
  • be a responsive government.

To apply you will also need to show  how your initiative or event:

  • aligns with current government objectives
  • delivers economic benefits
  • leverages opportunities for government.

And, that you have the organisational  capability to successfully deliver the initiative or event.

Applications will be assessed for their strategic merit and alignment to the selection criteria, and current government objectives. Consideration will also be given to local needs, emerging issues, and alternate sources of funding.

In your application you will also need to  supply information about:

  • your business, association, local  council or group
  • the initiative or event details
  • comprehensive budget information
  • marketing and communications strategies  or plans
  • any matters that may impact the  sponsorship decision.

If you are looking to deliver  an initiative or event that meets these criteria, you can apply online.

Applications will only be  accepted online.

Applying for sponsorship

Sponsorship applications can be made at any time, however it is recommended applications requesting funding of $10 000 (excluding GST) or more, submit a minimum of 8 months prior to the event.

Apply now for sponsorship $10,000 or more

For sponsorship applications requesting funding of under $10 000 (excluding GST), submit a minimum of 4 months prior to the event.

Apply now for sponsorship up to $10,000

It may take up to four months to receive a response to your application.

If you are successful, you will be required to enter into a sponsorship agreement with the Queensland Government and fulfil any milestones and deliverables outlined.

Requirements of an agreement can include:

  • ensuring  appropriate leveraging opportunities are provided
  • obtaining all appropriate documentation (e.g.  permits, approvals, relevant insurances) and providing copies to the State on  request and in accordance with the sponsorship agreement
  • acknowledging  the State’s contribution, by, but not limited to: incorporating and displaying  any logos, signage and merchandise provided by the State
  • providing  opportunities or similar for the Premier, Minister or delegate in connection  with your initiative (e.g. public address, role at an opening ceremony, program  foreword)
  • providing  all advertising material to the State for approval prior to production
  • if  applicable, ensuring the State is granted an appropriate licence to use,  reproduce and communicate to the public any works produced in the course of, or  as a result of, your initiative
  • providing  the State with images of your initiative accompanied by signed photo consent  forms and a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to the images
  • delivering  on milestones as detailed in the sponsorship agreement, including submission of  status reports
  • delivering  the initiative as per the sponsorship agreement
  • providing a final report.

Events  and initiatives must not be reliant on Queensland Government sponsorship. Sponsorship  from the Queensland Government is provided on a one-off basis and should not be  relied on for continuity of your event.

Sponsorship  funding will be distributed in accordance with the Queensland Government Sponsorship  Policy (PDF, 245KB). Achievement of milestones, as agreed in the sponsorship agreement, will need to  be met before payment can be made. Should these milestones not be met by the  specified date or level, government reserves the right to revoke or amend the  offer of sponsorship funding.

The  level of assistance is limited by government’s budget and its priorities. No  applicant can be guaranteed funding nor can any applicant be guaranteed to  receive the full amount requested.

The  decision on sponsorship funding applications is final.

Find out  more about other funding opportunities provided by the Queensland Government.

Contact  details

For  further information, contact Events Coordination, Department of the Premier and  Cabinet: