FIVE local organisations will benefit from an inaugural sponsorship program.
On Wednesday, Maitland City Council announced the successful applicants under the inaugural Vibrant City Sponsorship Program.
Artastique, Maitland Garden Ramble, Maitland River Run, Maitland Triathlon and The Real Film Festival are the lucky organisations set to benefit from the program.
"We are pleased to support local organisations through Council's Vibrant City Sponsorship Program and look forward to the initiatives coming to fruition," Council's Marketing & Communications operations manager Jade McArthur said.
"This program will enhance a number of existing events, as well as activate a new event within the local government area, the Real Film Festival, which is expanding its footprint into Maitland as a result of the sponsorship."
The annual program provides local community and industry groups, events and organisations within the local government area, the opportunity to apply for both in kind and financial sponsorship.
Applications were assessed against key criteria set out in the Vibrant City Sponsorship Program, in addition to consideration of Maitland City Council's Sponsorship Policy and Guidelines.