Business Grants

The City of Hobart offers grants to assist small business by providing financial assistance for marketing activities and initiatives to creatively improve facades.

Currently, there are two grant categories available for eligible businesses.

The Shopfront Improvement Grant assists small business with matched funding (minimum of $1 invested by applicant for $1) of up to $5000 to make physical changes to their facade in an effort to encourage an improved streetscape and increased patronage.

The Local Trader Marketing Grant assists groups of traders who are working together to attract customers to their trading area. These grants are designed to encourage these groups to create and run marketing activities and events.

To find out more about each grant program, please see the guidelines as they become available.

If you have any questions around eligibility, please contact the Marketing and Business Engagement Officer on 03 6238 2434 or the Grants Officer on 03 6238 2132.

 Grants category Grant amount Key dates Relevant documents Apply

Shopfront Improvement Grants

Up to $5000

Applications open 31 August 2019.

Applications close 3 pm, 30 September 2019.

Applicants notified outcome 22 November 2019.

Guidelines.(PDF, 2MB)

Application form will be available February 2020.

Local Trader Marketing Grant   Up to $8000

Next round opening early 2020.

To register your interest, please email

Guidelines will be available early 2020.


Application form will be available early 2020.



More information



03 6238 2132