Sponsorship

Projects we support


We sponsor a range of organisations and events that align with our strategic objectives to:

  • grow economic capacity and enhance communities
  • drive industry diversification to grow more jobs to attract and retain talent to the regions
  • create engaging, sustainable and attractive public spaces
  • unlock opportunities and realise the full potential of government and land assets
  • respect existing character, culture and heritage
  • work in collaboration and partnership with community and stakeholders.

We may sponsor through the provision of financial support or “value in kind” support in return for agreed and defined benefits in accordance with our Sponsorship Policy.

    Eligibility criteria

     

    HCCDC supports organisations such as:

    • revitalisation and community education programs, activities or funding of research
    • cultural or community organisation activities
    • charities and cause-related requests for support
    • industry lunches, exhibitions, conferences
    • regional significant events and community events

    that:

    • have a sound reputation with Government
    • good performance of past sponsorships
    • good alignment or fit of the brand and activities of HCCDC or that relate to or complement HCCDC objectives
    • have no conflict between objectives/mission/business practices of HCCDC.


    HCCDC will not sponsor activities, organisations or events that:

    • have an alignment to a political organisation
    • promote gambling
    • may be considered discriminatory
    • could be detrimental to public health and safety
    • promotes or encourages alcohol or any substance abuse
    • may be subject to regulation or inspection by HCCDC.

    To apply

     

    1. You must meet the above eligibility criteria
       
    2. Download the HCCDC Sponsorship and Membership Policy and Application Form 
      - Sponsorship and Membership Policy - Download
      - Application Form - Download
       
    3. And email the completed Application Form to sponsorship@hccdc.nsw.gov.au
       

    Please allow between four to six weeks for assessment of your proposal and note that, while your proposal may meet the criteria, approval will depend on availability of funds and resources.

    Previous sponsorships 2017/18

    Newcastle Writer’s Festival

    Through the Revitalising Newcastle program, HCCDC supported a major cultural sponsorship with core funding support for the 2018 Newcastle Writers Festival.

    The Writers Festival attracted thousands of people into the city centre for a highly acclaimed series of cultural and creative events for all aspects of the community.

    The Festival aligned with Revitalising Newcastle’s ‘Still open for business’ campaign.

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    Newcastle Writers Festival

    Hunter Research Foundation Centre

    HCCDC continued its sponsorship of the Hunter Research Foundation Centre to support its ongoing program of research, including insights into the evolution of the regional economy.

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    Street Feast

    Hunt&Gather Events – Street Feast

    Through the Revitalising Newcastle program, HCCDC supported Hunt&Gather Events Street Feast to continue the successful activation of city spaces.

    Street Feast attracts thousands of people into the centre centre for each event to enjoy quality food and local entertainment in a picnic style atmosphere.

    University of Newcastle - 5th year architecture program

    HCCDC continued its support of the University of Newcastle, with sponsorship of its 2017 end-of-year exhibition, fortynine | fiftyone. This support extended the existing educational relationship with the University’s Master of Architecture program and provides an opportunity for the masters students to network with the property sector in an informal capacity.

    Neon New Year

    Through the Revitalising Newcastle program, HCCDC supported NCC’s Neon New Year’s Eve event by providing the Market Street Lawn event space and contributing funds for a family fun zone activation.

    Entertainment in the space was free for the community and included the illuminated labyrinth, an accessible sensory zone, a wishing tree for New Year’s resolutions, lighting projections, lantern making activities for the kids, and the ideal spot to watch the fireworks.

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    Neon New Year

    Property Council of Australia - Hunter Chapter Corporate Partner 2017

    HCCDC supported the Hunter Chapter of the Property Council as a corporate partner in 2017. The support provided marketing and public relations exposure to a wide range of professionals in the NSW property sector. HCCDC supported the Hunter Chapter to enable the local community to hear about the NSW Government’s Newcastle and Hunter programs focused on economic development, new jobs, homes and public spaces for the community

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    Newcastle Music Festival - Music on a Plate

    Newcastle Music Festival -
    Music on a Plate series

    Through the Revitalising Newcastle program, HCCDC supported the Newcastle Music Festival’s ‘Music on a Plate’ series of lunchtime concerts.

    The lunchtime events activated businesses located in the city centre during light rail construction. The events were supported by Revitalising Newcastle, as they aligned with the program objectives of bringing people back to the city. The concerts were a new and highly successful addition to the Music Festival program, with both events selling out.

    Renew Newcastle

    HCCDC continued its support of Renew Newcastle in 2017-18. This organisation provides low-key yet effective strategies to activate spaces in the Newcastle city centre, generating business activity.

    ‘Next City’ Vanguard Conference

    The Vanguard Conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.

    The Newcastle Vanguard conference was the first to be held outside of North America.

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    Vanguard Conference

    Australia Taiwan Business Council

    The joint Australia Taiwan Business Council conference was a premier annual event celebrating and promoting Australia - Taiwan economic and other relations.

    The Taiwan delegation was in the Hunter Region looking for trade and investment opportunities in minerals and energy, agribusiness, tourism and education, cyber security, smart heath and advanced manufacturing.

    Refer to previous years Annual Reports for information regarding earlier sponsorship recipients.

    To apply

     

    1. You must meet the above eligibility criteria
       
    2. Download the HCCDC Sponsorship and Membership Policy and Application Form 
      - Sponsorship and Membership Policy - Download
      - Application Form - Download
       
    3. And email the completed Application Form to info@hccdc.nsw.gov.au
       

    Please allow between four to six weeks for assessment of your proposal and note that, while your proposal may meet the criteria, approval will depend on availability of funds and resources.