The Co-op Sponsorship Program

A key purpose of The Co-op is to support the cultural well-being of its community. Our sponsorship program provides funding for organisations that promote physical, mental and spiritual health through a broad range of endeavours. We believe that participation in cultural activities improves the quality of life for those involved, their families and their friends.

Sponsorships are not the only way to raise funds. Our Mitre 10 store provides organisations the opportunity to conduct weekend barbeques that can generate considerable surpluses.

Sponsorship Rounds for 2019 have now closed.

Dates for 2020 are as follows:

Round 1: Opens Monday 3 February  – Closes Sunday 8 March 2020.

Round 2: Opens Monday 3 August – Closes Sunday 6 September 2020.

The “Apply Here” link below will be active during these dates.

Each year, due to the nature of seasonal activities, The Co-op conducts 2 rounds of sponsorship generally in March and September.

Sponsorship is in the form of gift cards and store sponsorship only (please see ‘How we sponsor’ for details). Through our 8 stores, Barossa Home Living, Barossa Betta Home Living, Barossa Mitre 10, Fresh Foodland, Barossa Toyworld, Orchard Lane, Rod & Spur, and Barossa SportsPower Superstore & Surf, The Co-op can sponsor merchandise, equipment, uniforms, food, drink and all you need for events and functions.

Each round is submitted to The Co-op Board for their decision in March & September of each year. Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome shortly thereafter. Applicants can apply for both rounds, but ultimately the event/activity/project between both rounds needs to be distinctly different.

Who we sponsor

The Co-op Sponsorship Selection Criteria ensures that the applicant organisation:

  • Is an active member of The Co-op
  • Is a community organisation, sporting club or community event
  • Is located within the Barossa region
  • Helps to develop the community
  • Assists multiple people (not just a single individual)
  • Has a similar set of values to The Co-op
  • Completes the Sponsorship Application Form

How we sponsor

The Co-op Gift Card: Gift cards to be redeemed across all of The Co-op’s stores can be provided in multiples with a range of face values

Member Accounts (the organisation): Member Accounts can be credited with the sponsorship funds and this amount offset against purchases in The Co-op’s stores. The Co-op can sponsor merchandise, equipment, uniforms, food, drink – everything you need for events and functions.

Other ways The Co-op supports the community annually:

  • Cash for Schools
  • Weekly Mitre 10 BBQs
  • Mall Stalls
  • Plus many other ways!

Application Process

All eligible applications in each Round are submitted to The Co-op Board for their review and approval, or not. Applications are tabled at the March and September Board meetings.

All applicants are informed of the decision regarding their submissions shortly thereafter. Applicants can apply only once in each Round but can apply for more than one Round. Each application is to be considered independently and on its merits.

More Information

If you have any questions regarding sponsorship, please contact us for assistance. or 8568 6000