Grants and funding

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The City of Hobart grants program supports community-driven activities that make a real difference for people and communities. Our grants can help bring your idea or project to fruition.

Through cash and resource grants we invest in activities that enhance our community and culture and shape the social and economic life of the city.

We seek to award a mix of grants that meet the diverse needs of the community and business in Hobart. We fund activities that represent excellent value for the level of cash support requested and do not duplicate existing services or grants provided by other organisations.

We offer three different rounds of grants across a number of programs:

  • Quick Response Grants - open all year round
  • Biannual Grants - open in February and August
  • Annual Grants - open in June

Our grant programs are listed below – click on the most relevant link for the grant you wish to apply for. Each grant program has specific guidelines detailing program objectives, eligibility information and assessment criteria.

Our new Grants Program Overview should be read in conjunction with each grant guideline and is a good place to start before beginning your application. View the Grants Program Policy which sets out the City's approach to managing the City of Hobart Grants Program.

Speak to us before you apply so we can help you with tips for a successful application.

For any queries about the grants program, or how to use the online application process please contact our grants officer on 03 6238 2132 or

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.

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