Kangaroo Island Council are pleased to announce that they are now offering sponsorships to community groups.
In the past Council would receive requests for waiver of fees and charges. During the 2012/2013 Annual Business Plan and Budget process it was determined that a more equitable method of applying fee waivers for community groups would be to allow the groups to apply for a sponsorship from Council that is equal to the fees and charges.
What is a sponsorship?
A sponsorship from Council is the provision of a credit towards a fee or charge that Council would normally apply, for the use of a facility or provision of a service. Sponsorships are not paid in cash.
How does it work?
When you apply for a sponsorship, Council seek details of how Council will be acknowledged for the provision of the sponsorship credit.
What fees and charges can a sponsorship be used to pay for?
What fees and charges can NOT sponsorship be used to pay for?
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be eligible for a sponsorship you must meet the following criteria:
Making the Council acknowledgement
To receive sponsorship your organisation must detail how Council will be acknowledged as a sponsor. This acknowledgement must be of equivalent value to the amount of sponsorship being sought.
Examples of sponsorships could include, but are not limited to:
Council will automatically sponsor the following events; therefore no application form is necessary:
Examples of sponsorships
Community group seeks supplies for completion of outdoor project—value $50.
Sponsorship offer: sign erected at site of project for 1 week indicating that Council supplied materials (sign supplied by Council). Acknowledgement in group newsletter / minutes and any press.
Community group wishes to use town hall for public event—attendance 50 people—value $60.
Sponsorship offer: Posters/invitations display Council logo as sponsor. Announcement at event that Council is sponsor.
Community group wishes to use town oval facilities for the holding of a major event for public—attendance 100s—value $500.
Sponsorship offer: All marketing indicates that Council is sponsor (including signs, programs and stationary). Council provided with display booth at event.
These are just some examples as to what would could be offered to Council in seeking sponsorship.
Sponsorships are ideally applied for in advance of need, however they can be applied for up to 3 months after the event. If intending on applying for after the event, fees and charges will need to be paid in full before the event.
For further information please contact Maree Crowley, CEM Senior Officer, by phoning 8553 4500.