Sponsorship Agreement (Short)
This Sponsorship Agreement (Short) is designed to cover the sponsorship of
an uncomplicated single event. It is designed to be used where the sponsor
wishes to be associated with the event and its organiser, the size of one
or both parties is fairly small, and the amount of sponsorship is fairly
small. It is written more in favour of the sponsor than the event organiser
since the sponsor is making a payment in return for commercial services.
This document is compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection
In this agreement, there are provisions for the sponsoring business to make
a payment of money to the event organiser (to help fund the event or
contribute to its funds), and for the event organiser in return to provide
a number of specific sponsorship benefits (including the requirement to use
the sponsor’s name, logo, or trade mark, to promote the sponsor’s business
and to link the sponsor with the event).
The payment is for services, not a donation, and may qualify as a tax
deductible business expense. The event organiser may have to charge VAT on
the payment. Tax advice should be taken to check the position in each
This Sponsorship Agreement (Short) contains the following
1. Organizer’s responsibilities
2. Sponsor’s responsibilities
3. Circumstances beyond parties’ control
6. Data Protection
Schedule: details of the event, promotion, sponsorship fee, sponsor’s name,
logo etc. [& privacy notices]
A longer form (for a single event) is also available. It
is designed to be used where the sponsor is a larger commercial, or
not-for-profit business, or charity or other voluntary sector body, and the
sponsorship payment is a substantial sum.
This document is in open format. Either enter the
requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
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