What’s the difference between Funder, Sponsor and Partner?
A lot of people and organisations help make I’m an Engineer happen. We have created three ways of acknowledging that support: Funder, Sponsor and Partner.
The organisation(s) that provides the bulk of funding for the project. The money is usually provided as a grant specifically awarded for public engagement.
Sponsors provide financial support for the event in return for a number of reasons. It could be to promote their field of work, their organisation or to provide opportunities to their members. The relationship is based on working with the sponsor to meet their requirements in return for their financial support.
Partners are organisations who support the event without a financial contribution. It might be promotion, advice or a service for which we couldn’t budget.
We appreciate all our partners, sponsors and our funders. Without you all we couldn’t make it happen.