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Sponsorship Application Guidelines 2018

CalMac wish to support a wide range of event, activities and organisations including supporting local communities along the west coast islands and destination where we operate.

We support events within our network in many ways such as social media promotion/travel/Marketing.

Our application criteria includes events/activities 

·         That promote destinations served by the CalMac network

·         Will directly benefit the community

·         Which specifically attract visitors to the destination benefit the community.

·         Excludes sponsorship of Sports clubs/organisation.

Caledonian MacBrayne receives an Operating Grant from the Scottish Government to assist with the running of lifeline ferry services to the Clyde and Hebridean islands. As we report to Transport Scotland we also have a responsibility to ensure appropriate use of public funding. As we receive a large number of requests and our responsibility and commitment to ensure appropriate use of public funding, we are unable to help with all requests. Unfortunately we are unable to offer support in the form of a cash donation.

It is important that you plan ahead and allow plenty of time between submitting your prize application and the date of your planned event or activity. We are not able to accept last minute request with less than 4 weeks' notice from the date of event/activity. For most applications we advise a minimum of 8 weeks' notice and for larger event such as festivals a minimum of 12 weeks from the time of application.

Every request is thoroughly and carefully evaluated so please provide as much information as possible to support your application before submitting.

Where possible you will receive a response to your request within 14 days of submitting your application.

We can only provide support once in a calendar year to any individual club, charity or organisation. 

All requests for sponsorship must be submitted using the online sponsorship enquires form once submitted you will receive a confirmation response with a unique ID number. We are not able to accept applications for sponsorship by phone or email.

NB. If you require Help with Travel (answer Q. What type of support are you requesting for your event?) Please also supply your ROUTE details in the 'Other' text field.

For general enquiries on sponsorship or assistance with completing your application please email

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