The National Young Writers’ Festival is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the NSW Government through Create NSW, the City of Newcastle, and Copyright Agency Cultural Fund.

NYWF 2021 presenting partners are Hachette, ABC Heywire, Express Media, Voiceworks, Newcastle Libraries, Pan Macmillan Australia, Rabble Books and Games, Canberra Youth Theatre, Never Never Distilling Co, and Australian Poetry.