Business Grants

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The City of Hobart Business Grants create and support opportunities for businesses to test new ideas and adapt.

We are a city whose 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.

Apply for a grant

To apply for a grant you need to register with SmartyGrants. Visit SmartyGrants or click the 'Apply now' button from a grant below, and then click 'Log in'. From the page that is displayed you can register as a user with SmartyGrants and start your application. You can also preview the application form.

If you have any questions around eligibility or require assistance with this grant, please contact 03 6238 2132.

Local Business for a Better Community Grant

The Local Business for a Better Community Grant is available to small businesses in the City of Hobart to present activities that engage Hobart customers.

The Local Business for a Better Community Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

The Local Business for a Better Community Grant application form(PDF, 95KB) from the previous grant round is attached for your reference. Please note that application forms and guidelines are reviewed between rounds and may be altered. This form is included to provide an example of the format and content only and should not be relied on as the basis of future applications.

Amount: up to $5000

Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2021

This round has now closed. The outcome of the grant round will be announced in November 2021.

Funding to support projects commencing after 1 July 2022

Applications open: Monday 7 February 2022
Applications close: 5 pm Monday 7 March 2022
Notification of outcome: May 2022
Activity timeframe:

  • Activity starts between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
  • Activity ends no later than 30 June 2024

Other resources

You can sign up to our business newsletter to be kept update on future funding support.

The City of Hobart also has a number of other resources available to support local businesses that may be helpful. For more information, please contact the Marketing and Business Engagement Officer on 03 6238 2434.