Business Grants

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Hobart's 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.

Our Business Grants create and support opportunities for businesses to test new ideas and adapt.

Apply for a grant

To commence an application you will first need to register online with SmartyGrants. Click 'Apply online' below and then 'Log In' on the following page. You can then register as a user and commence your application. From this page you can also preview the application form.

Storefront Excellence Program

The City of Hobart’s Storefront Excellence Program is designed to provide retailers with evidence-based advice and support to improve their visual merchandising and overall retail marketing.

Program participants will receive free expert advice from a visual merchandising specialist on their physical and virtual store/shopfront, and up to $2000 (ex. GST) for them to action any suggested recommendations.

Please note that funding will be limited to the first 30 eligible businesses in the City of Hobart who successfully submit an application.

Amount: This program provides financial support of up to $2000 (ex. GST) per application

Applications open: Wednesday 8 May 2024

Applications close: 3 pm Wednesday 12 June 2024 (or when the funding pool has been allocated)

Activity timeframe: Activity starts no sooner than one month and no later than six months after the submission date of the application.

The Shopfront Excellence Program Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) outline the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

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Retailers Workshop

We will be holding a free workshop to help support retailers who wish to apply for the Shopfront Excellence program.

The workshop will be held from 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm, Tuesday 7 May 2024, in the Elizabeth Street conference room at the Hobart Town Hall. This will also be an opportunity learn more about the latest research in the field of retail marketing.

RSVP for the free workshop here.

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Get help preparing your application

Information and resources

The following page has been put together by our Grants Team to support you when preparing your grant application.

Resources for grant applicants

Meet with us

We would love to help you prepare your application, so please make a time to speak with our Grants Officer.

To arrange a meeting email grants@hobartcity.com.au or call 03 6238 2132.

 

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Retailers Workshop

We will be holding a free workshop to help support retailers who wish to apply for the Shopfront Excellence program.

The workshop will be held from 5.30pm - 7.30pm, Tuesday 7 May 2024, in the Elizabeth Street conference room at the Hobart Town Hall. This will also be an opportunity learn more about the latest research in the field of retail marketing.

RSVP for the free workshop here

Contact

03 6238 2132
grants@hobartcity.com.au 

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