Council offers event sponsorship packages to businesses

Businesses have stepped forward to make sure Portsmouth City Council’s popular events programme is better than ever in 2023 by investing thousands of pounds in sponsorship deals.

The council is offering sponsorship packages which give businesses the opportunity to have their name associated with a variety of high-profile arts, music and cultural events that take place in the city and are free of charge for all our residents and visitors to attend.

Snows, Wightlink, Motorpoint, Solent Sky Services and Casemates have all signed up to sponsor some of our popular events such as the International Kite Festival, Live at the Bandstand, Armed Forces Day and Southsea Food Festival.  This will allow our high-quality events programme to include even more content for our community to enjoy and ensure it continues to be accessible to all.

There are a variety of sponsorship packages ranging from £500 to £25,000, which offer a range of commercial benefits such as a stand or promotional exhibition area within the event site and being promoted as a sponsor, not only at the event but on various digital platforms as well.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, and Economic Development said: “Sponsorship income helps to enhance the events programme we already provide to our residents and means we can make our city’s cultural offer even better during this time of financial pressure. A huge thank you to the businesses who have already been prepared to give something back to the Portsmouth community by signing up as a sponsor and I hope that more organisations will see the mutual opportunities that sponsorship brings.”

Neil McCue Snows Motor Group Chief Operating Officer commented, “Snows are delighted to be sponsoring three of the council’s premier events this summer.  Southsea Food Festival, Portsmouth International Kite Festival and Armed Forces Day are set to captivate the local community and we look forward to showcasing our brands in partnership with Portsmouth City Council.”

Wightlink are a green sponsor for the International Kite Festival. Keith Greenfield, CEO of Wightlink said: “We are delighted to support this exciting initiative in Portsmouth. It’s going to be a fantastic summer in the city and we are sure the events will draw the crowds from far and wide.”

Sponsorship money will be invested back into events to improve the offer and attract even more people to attend.

For more information contact the events team on 023 9260 6076, email or click here.