To thrive, Sydney must support and create an environment that fosters collaboration and learning. This sponsorship program is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge, support the showcasing of local expertise and encourage dialogue on local and global issues.

Activities might include events that promote the sustainable development of cities, programs that deliver mentoring to new business entrants, networking events designed to bring people together to learn from each other, tools or guides to communicate knowledge and best practice within social, cultural, green and business industry sectors or programs that build skills and expertise in not-for-profits, social enterprises or business operators.

Programs supported will be aligned with the economic development strategy, the cultural policy and action plan, Open Sydney strategy and action plan and social and environmental policies and plans.

Funding available
The knowledge exchange sponsorship program provides support generally for amounts between $5,000-$40,000 and support for value-in-kind venue hire and banner pole hire.

Funded organisations may be required to provide sponsorship benefits back to the City of Sydney community in return for funding. These benefits will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and can be up to the value of the funding provided.

Key dates
This sponsorship is open all year for applications until funds are exhausted. Applications are made via a 2 stage process. Stage 1, the submission of a concept note. Following review, applicants may then be invited to stage 2, the submission of a formal application.

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