Business Grants

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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.

Shopfront Improvement Grants

Amount: up to $5000

Key dates: Round 2019

Applicants will be notified of outcomes on 22 November 2019. 

Shopfront Grant Improvement Guidelines(PDF, 2MB)

Apply online: the next application will be available February 2020. 

Local Trader Marketing Grants

Amount: up to $8000

Key dates: the next round will open early 2020. 

To register your interest, please contact

Guidelines: will be available early 2020. 

Apply online: application form will be available early 2020. 



03 6238 2132