Event Grants

The City of Hobart Event Grants Program provides grants for a range of events that provide benefits to both the local and wider community. The City of Hobart supports events which:

- enhance community identity
- encourage accessibility and community participation
- support and enhance the cultural life of Hobart     
- celebrate cultural diversity
deliver economic benefits through increased visitation and promotion 
enhance the reputation of Hobart as an attractive tourist destination. 

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

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

Grants category  Grant amount Key dates Guidelines Apply
Quick Response
Event Grants
Up to $1000
(as in-kind
support only)        

 Available all year

 Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) Application Form
Event Grants Up to
$20 000                             

2019 Round 1 

Grant Round Opens: 9 February 2019
Information Session : 1 pm and 5.30 pm Tuesday, 19 February 2019 (Town Hall) 
Grant Round Closes: 12 March 2019 -
10 pm
Date of Notification : 3 May 2019 
Funding to support projects commencing after 30 June 2019 

2019 Round 2 

Grant Round Opens: 17 August 2019 
Information Session: 1 pm and 5.30 pm Tuesday, 27 August 2019 (Town Hall) 
Grant Round Closes: 17 September 2019 
Date of Notification: 8 November 2019 
Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2019  

 Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) View application form
$20 000+      

2019 Round

Grant Round Opens: 15 June 2019 
Information Session: 1 pm and 5.30 pm Tuesday, 25 June 2019  (Town Hall) 
Grant Round Closes: 23 July 2019 - 10 pm
Date of Notification: 27 September 2019  
For annual program commencing after
31 December 2019

 Guidelines(PDF, 700KB)


More Information

Capital_City_Strategic_Plan_2015-25(PDF, 3MB)
(PDF, 2MB)

Economic Development Strategy(PDF, 311KB)
Grant and Partnership Acknowledgement Guidelines(PDF, 3MB)
Sample Auspice Confirmation Letter(DOCX, 12KB)
Australian Taxation Office - Statement by a Supplier Form
Social Inclusion Strategy


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