A Sponsorship win for St Patricks College, Mackay


A sponsorship win for St Patricks college website

Sponsorship Ready is a professional development and capacity building program, with an unwavering solutions-based approach to sponsorship in schools.

Now in its third year of operation, Sponsorship Ready continues to go from strength to strength, with over 25 schools throughout Queensland since supported in driving sustainable revenue solutions in school sponsorship.

One of the many schools supported includes Mackay-based St Patrick’s College, Mackay and Mercy College, Mackay.

Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Mercy College and Confraternity Carnival Convenor, Scott McSherry engaged Sponsorship Ready after being granted hosting rights for the Confraternity Carnival and QISSN for 2022.   The brief was set the host school up for success in monetising the carnival and then to bring to life a sponsorship strategy for the two schools that are merging in 2023.

“As an active participant in elite sporting competitions for many years, sourcing financial support from local businesses has always been crucial to help reduce costs for students,” Scott said.

“When we were granted hosting rights for the Confraternity Carnival and QISSN for 2022, we realised that our previous efforts were not going to give us the financial support required to deliver a top-quality carnival,” Scott continued.

“Sponsorship Ready has not only provided us a fresh take on how to attract education sponsorship opportunities, but it’s also helped us to form mutually beneficial relationships with businesses while creating an income stream beyond our expectations.

“The education and support provided by Sponsorship Ready has been outstanding and has truly transformed our thinking when it comes to funding school team competing on a state and national level.

“This also enabled us to deliver excellence in co-curricula opportunities for our students that are commensurate with any school in Queensland, now and into the future.”

Sponsorship Ready’s leading and proven 3-step framework provides peace of mind for school’s wanting to successfully deliver on business, brand, and community engagement objectives, while effectively conveying their school’s purpose, vision, and values.

Find out how your school can become Sponsorship Ready with a FREE 30-minute strategy session and start succeeding in sponsorship at your school today.


Terry Johnston from ​Sponsorship Ready