The aim of the Member Sponsorship Program is to be able to provide financial support and resources to Members who are excelling in their community and have been given an opportunity to participate in a once in a lifetime educational, cultural or health and wellbeing related event, that they would not otherwise be able to afford.
How to apply
To apply for a Member Sponsorship, please complete the Member Sponsorship application form with as much detail as possible and provide supporting documentation (e.g., letter of invitation, acceptance to an event, invoices/event information etc.) or contact the office for further advice and information about the program.
All sponsorship applications are considered at the sole discretion of GAC. Applications will be assessed and may be referred to the GAC Board for approval, therefore please allow as much time as possible for applications to be assessed. If your application is time sensitive, please highlight this to us by writing this on your application form.
If approved, sponsorships are not paid directly to the Member, but rather, goods and services are coordinated on their behalf, or payment is made to suppliers, schools, community groups or organisations.
If your application is approved, our PR and Communications Officer will be in touch with you to see if you would like to feature your story in GAC’s newsletter or on social media, however this is optional, and participation is at the discretion of the Member.
Where a Member is a part of a community group or team, for the group to receive sponsorship as opposed to the individual Member, a test will be carried out to see what proportion of funds is benefitting the Member. This is to ensure the majority of sponsorship funds are prioritised to Members.
Please note the following
Applications are specific to the participant of the event and in the case of a minor, we allow for only one parent to accompany the minor (may not be the member as the spouse may go instead with the beneficiary/participant).
We do not reimburse members for deposits, or any payments made without authorisation.Member Sponsorship Form