Marketing Grants

The City of Hobart offers marketing grants designed to assist small business as well as the wider community by providing financial assistance for marketing activities.

We have three grant categories that are available to eligible organisations for marketing initiatives.

The Local Trader Marketing Grants are designed to help groups of traders to attract customers to their trading area. These grants are designed to encourage these groups to create and run marketing activities and events.

The Shopfront Improvement Grant assists small business with matched funding of up to $5000 to make physical changes to their façade in an effort to encourage an improved streetscape and increased patronage.

The Civic Banner Quick Response Grant provides financial assistance for not-for-profit community organisations and commercial entities delivering projects with a community benefit, to support the use of the City’s civic banner program.

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 Now' 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.

If you have any questions around eligibility, please contact 6238 2434. 

Please note that we welcome application from Sole Traders and other registered businesses for the Shopfront Improvement Grant. If you have any questions around eligibility, please contact 6238 2434. 


Grants category Grant amount Key dates Relevant documents Apply

Civic Banner Quick Response Grants

Up to $1000

Available all year, six-week turnaround

Guidelines(PDF, 694KB)

Application Form

Shopfront Improvement Grants

Up to $5000


Grant round opens:11 August 2018
Grant round closes: Midnight 10September 2018
Date of Notification: 21 November2018
Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2018

Guidelines(PDF, 703KB)

View the Application Form
Local Trader Marketing Grant Up to $8000 The guidelines will be available late 2018

Application preview will be available early 2019



More information

Civic Banner Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)

Capital City Strategic Plan 2015-2025(PDF, 3MB)

Grant and Partnership Acknowledgment Guidelines(PDF, 3MB)

Sample Auspice Confirmation Letter(DOCX, 12KB)



03 6238 2132