Business Grants

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The City of Hobart Business grants create and support opportunities for businesses to test new ideas and adapt.

The Business Adaptation and Assistance Quick Response Grant supports small businesses to overcome hardships that have come about as a result of Covid-19.

More specifically, the grant aims to support businesses and projects that, as a result of Covid-19:

  • are changing their business model or direction
  • need professional assistance outside their general business-as-usual such as marketing or IT services by a qualified professional
  • require assistance with preparing for the resumption of trade in-line with various safety requirements
  • are upskilling business owners and their employees to enable them to undertake a transition in operations or service.

(Please note: This grant is not for professional-assistance work already completed / underway (retrospective) and a quote will be required as evidence as part of an application.)

All applications are assessed against assessment criteria as listed in the individual grant guidelines. It is important to note that meeting all of the criteria does not guarantee an application is successful.

To apply for a grant you need to register with SmartyGrants. Click 'Apply online' below when the grant round opens and then 'Log In'. From the page that is displayed you can register as a user and start your application. You can also preview the application form. 

If you have any questions around eligibility or require assistance with this grant, please contact (03) 6238 2132

Business Adaptation & Assistance Grant - Now Open

Quick response funding for small businesses to overcome hardships that have come about as a result of Covid-19.

Amount: $500 - $2000 per business

Key Dates: Available from 28 September 2020 until 30 November 2020 or until budget is exhausted (whichever comes first).

Business Adaptation and Assistance Quick Response Grant Guidelines(PDF, 341KB)

Apply online

Other resources

You can sign up to our business newsletter to be kept update on future funding support.

The City of Hobart also has a number of other resources available to support local businesses that may be helpful. For more information, please contact the Marketing and Business Engagement Officer on (03) 6238 2434.