All of the work of the HYMC, student scholarships, mentor training programs, professional development seminar series and annual forum, is supported by sponsors .

Through ClubGRANTS, the long-term support of Hexham Bowling Club, Beresfield Bowling Club, Diggers@Newcastle City, and The Adamstown Club has been vital to the success of the HYMC Educational Scholarships Program. In 2012 they were joined by Cardiff Panthers.

As a community-based Building Society, Maitland Mutual takes its obligations to the community very seriously. When approached by the HYMC to consider the sponsorship of Educational Scholarships to young people at risk of leaving school, Maitland Mutual didn’t hesitate and made a commitment to provide support to the scholarship program on an annual basis.

“We are very committed to training and education outcomes in both the mining and non-mining sector and our support of HYMC is a logical fit. I hope that this support will encourage other employers operating in the region to provide similar support to the education of our youth.” Maree Roberts, Director Doyles Creek Mine Training School.

“Inspirational, motivating - excellent! Fantastic afternoon - I feel as though I know more about the groups available to young people in the Hunter.” Comments from participants in the 2011 HYMC Forum