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Sponsorship guidelines

Whether sponsorship initiatives are sought by the District Council or offered voluntarily by sponsors officers must always satisfy the Departmental Director or Chief Executive as appropriate that the proposed sponsorship opportunity offers value for money to the Council and its community and does not place the Authority in a position which is likely to:

  • compromise the integrity of the Council
  • fetter its future decision-making powers in any way or the way in which any services are delivered to the public or to that organisation in the future; or
  • be seen as detrimental to the Council's corporate image
  • be viewed as product endorsement

All sponsorship initiatives will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However sponsorship will not be accepted from any organisation wishing to promote:-

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Unhealthy food or unhealthy lifestyles
  • Weaponry
  • Racism
  • Messages of a sexual nature
  • Political parties

Offers of sponsorship will not be accepted from any organisation that is in financial or legal dispute with the Council and the Council will show caution when accepting sponsorship where the organisation is:-

  • in the process of a planning application
  • in the process of a tender application

This is not to be interpreted as preventing sponsorship from the District Council's regular suppliers or contractors.