Business Grants

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

We are a city whose economies connect people, businesses, education and government to create a high-quality lifestyle in a thriving and diverse community. Our city is our workshop. We collaborate, embracing ideas, inventiveness and initiative.

Apply for a grant

To apply for a grant you need to register with SmartyGrants. Visit SmartyGrants or click the 'Apply now' button from a grant below, and then click 'Log in'. From the page that is displayed you can register as a user with SmartyGrants 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.

Local Business for a Better Community Grant

The Local Business for a Better Community Grant is available to small businesses in the City of Hobart to present activities that engage Hobart customers.

The Local Business for a Better Community Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria. 

Amount: up to $5000

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 July 2022

Applications open: Monday 7 February 2022
Applications close: 5 pm Monday 7 March 2022
Notification of outcome: May 2022
Activity timeframe:

  • Activity starts between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
  • Activity ends no later than 30 June 2024

The application form from the previous grant round is attached below for your reference. Please note that application forms and guidelines are reviewed between rounds and may be altered. This form is included to provide an example of the format and content only and should not be relied on as the basis of future applications.

Local Business for a Better Community Grant 2021-22 application form(PDF, 95KB)

Next funding round opens in August 2022.

Register your interest

Get help preparing your application

We'd love to help you prepare your application, so please make a time to speak with our Community Development Officer.

Meetings can be arranged online by clicking the link below.

Each meeting is for up to one hour on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the period applications are open, and take place either over the phone or via an online Microsoft Teams session.

Arrange a meeting time

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.