MidCoast Council's updated Events and Festivals Sponsorship Policy is on public exhibition

Feedback sought on MidCoast Council's new sponsorship policy

The MidCoast community is being urged to provide feedback on council's updated Events and Festivals Sponsorship Policy that is currently on public exhibition.

Councillors workshopped the policy last year before submitting it for review to Council's Policy Review Committee in November.

At the February 2021 council meeting, the revised policy was presented and councillors resolved to place the updated Events and Festivals Sponsorship Policy on public exhibition.

The main changes to the policy are the reduction in the number of sponsorship categories, updated sponsorship category titles, new assessment criteria for each category and the decision to have the majority of sponsorship assessments completed via a single round, rather than the two rounds previously run.

"We really want to hear what the community thinks about these proposed changes," council's Economic Development Coordinator, Robyn Brennan said.

"We provide approximately $180,000 annually in event sponsorship, shared across up to 50 separate events so it's a big investment in our community, and one which a lot of people benefit from.

"It's important the community can share their thoughts on this, and we're also speaking with event organisers directly about these changes too."

To view the draft policy and provide feedback, head to council's website www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/HYS.

The exhibition period closes at 4.30pm on Wednesday 31 March.