Community Grants

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The City of Hobart provides grants for community groups and non-profit organisations to develop projects or events, or specific elements of ongoing programs, that foster opportunities for access and participation, and for responding to community issues and concerns.

To apply, you must review relevant guidelines for program objectives, eligibility information and assessment criteria.

All applications are assessed against the assessment criteria. It is important to note that meeting all criteria does not guarantee that an application will be successful.

Visit the grant recipients page to learn more about the projects funded during the previous rounds of the grants program.

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.

Community Grants

The City of Hobart Community Grants Program provides support to activities that involve, engage and benefit the Hobart community.

The Community Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

Amount: $1000 - $5000

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

The application form from the previous grant round is attached below 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.

Community Grant 2021-22 application form(PDF, 108KB)

Next funding round opens in August 2022.

Register your interest

Community Quick Response Grant

The Community Quick Response Grant provides funding to activities that enhance community identity, encourage accessibility, celebrate the cultural life of Hobart and create opportunities that facilitate and encourage participation within the city.

The Community Quick Response Grant Guideline(PDF, 909KB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

Amount: This program provides up to $1000 per application

Applications open: Wednesday 28 July 2021
Applications close: 5 pm Tuesday 31 May 2022
Notification of outcome: Within 10 days of submission of a complete application
Activity timeframe: Activity starts no sooner than one month after the submission date of the application and between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022

Apply now

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.

Arrange a meeting time


03 6238 2132