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The Community Development Grants Program provides financial assistance for eligible community groups and organisations through five funding streams: Community, Creative Hobart, Events, Venue Support and Christmas Grants.

Applications for the June 2017 round of grants are now open. Applications for Event Partnerships, Major Cultural Organisation Grants and Community Christmas Carols grants close at 5.00pm on Monday 10 July 2017.

Click on the links below for more information about the Council's specific grant programs. Each page contains grant program guidelines and links to application forms for the relevant grant streams and includes program objectives, eligibility information and assessment criteria for potential applications.

Community Grants

Community Grants provide financial assistance for community groups and organisations to develop projects or events, or specific elements of ongoing programs, which aim to build community through fostering opportunities for access, participation, and responding to community issues and concerns. For more information, click here: Community Grants

Creative Hobart Grants

Creative Hobart Grants provide funding to eligible organisations and groups to deliver cultural projects which involve artists and communities. For more information, click here: Creative Hobart Grants

Festival of Voices bonfire in Salamanca Place

Event Grants

Event Grants provide assistance for events to be staged in Hobart which enhance community identity, deliver economic benefits through increased visitation and promotion and enhance the reputation of the City of Hobart as an attractive tourist destination.  For more information, click here: Event Grants

Venue Support Grants

Venue Support Grants

Venue Support Grants provide in-kind assistance to community groups wishing to use any one of the many Council venues available for public projects, activities, events, meetings and forums.  These grants are available all year round.  For more information, click here: Venue Support Grants


Christmas Grants
The City of Hobart Christmas Grants Program provides financial assistance for Community or not-for-profit based organisations and groups to present Christmas Carol events and Christmas activities which help to activate the City, involve and engage local communities and provide benefit to both the local and wider Hobart community.  For more information, click here: Christmas Grants

Information Session

Two drop-in information sessions will be held on Thursday 22 June 2017 from 1.00pm - 2.00pm and again from 5.00pm - 6.00pm.  Both sessions will be held in the Elizabeth Street Conference Room at the Hobart Town Hall.  Members of staff will be available to answer questions applicants may have about their submissions.  Should you wish to attend either of these information sessions, please telephone 03 6238 2100 or email RSVP@hobartcity.com.au to register your attendance.

Successful Grant Applications

The City of Hobart is pleased to announce the recipients of the Community Development Grants Program 2017/2018 (February Round) under the Community, Creative Hobart and Event streams.  Please also find below the recipients of the Community Development Grants Program 2016/2017 (October Round) and 2015/2016 (October and February Rounds) under the Community, Creative Hobart and Event streams.

Successful Grants 2017/2018 - February Round

Successful Grants 2016/2017 - August Round

Successful Grants 2015/2016 - February Round

Successful Grants 2015/2016 - October Round


Should you require further information or wish to have the guidelines posted to you, please contact us on the details below:

Telephone: (03) 6238 2770
Email: grants@hobartcity.com.au

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email coh@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001