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.
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.
The Event Grant is available for the planning and delivery of major small to medium scale events in the Hobart local government area.
The Event Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.
Amount: up to $20 000
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 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.
Event Grant 2021-22 application form(PDF, 103KB)
Next funding round opens in August 2022.
Register your interest
In-kind Venue and Event Resource Quick Response Grant
The In-kind Venue and Event Resource Quick Response Grant assists the community by waiving fees and charges for some City of Hobart-owned event equipment, venues, banners, signage or lighting.
The In-kind Venue and Event Resource Quick Response Grant Guideline(PDF, 575KB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.
Amount: This program provides in-kind support of up to $1000 per application
Applications open: Thursday 15 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.
Event Partnership Grants
The Event Partnership Grant is available for the planning and delivery of major events in the Hobart local government area.
The Event Partnership Grant Guideline(PDF, 1MB) outlines the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.
Amount: This program provides cash support of over $20 000 per application
This round has now closed. The outcome of the grant round will be announced in October 2021.
The round will reopen in July 2022.
We are here to assist you in preparing your application and encourage you to discuss your proposal before submitting your application. If you are interested in this funding opportunity, you are encouraged to speak to the grants officer before the grant round opens on 03 6238 2132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Relevant strategies and other documents
03 6238 2132