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.

Projects funded during the latest round of the Grant Program

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 preview the application form.

Grants category  Grant amount Key dates Guidelines Apply
Event Quick Response
Up to $1000

 Available all year round for projects occurring at least five (5) weeks and no greater than six (6) months from the date of application. 

Event Quick Response Grants assist the community with the costs associated in hiring some City of Hobart-owned event equipment.

Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) Online application form
Event Grants Up to
$20 000                             

2019 Round 1 

Funding to support projects commencing after 30 June 2019
Grant Round Closed: 12 March 2019
Date of Notification : 3 May 2019 


2019 Round 2 

Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2019  

Grant Round Opens: 31 August 2019 
Information Session: 1 pm and 5.30 pm Tuesday, 10 September 2019 (Town Hall) 
Grant Round Closes: 30 September 2019 
Date of Notification: 25 November 2019 


 Guidelines(PDF, 1MB) Application form for Round 2 available on Saturday 31 August 2019
$20 000+      

2019 Round

For annual program commencing after
31 December 2019

Grant Round Opens: 15 June 2019
Information Session: 1 pm and 5.30 pm Tuesday, 25 June 2019  (Town Hall) 
Grant Round Closes: 3 pm Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Date of Notification: 30 September 2019  


2019/20 Guidelines(PDF, 489KB) Online application form


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