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, 290KB)  Apply Now
Event Grants Up to
$20 000                             

2018 Round 1:
Grant round opens: 5 February 2018
Grant round closes: Midnight 5 March 2018
Date of Notification: 23 May 2018
Funding to support projects commencing after 30 June 2018

2018 Round 2:
Grant round opens: 13 August 2018
Grant round closes: Midnight 10 September 2018
Date of Notification: 21 November 2018
Funding to support projects commencing after 31 December 2018

 Guidelines(PDF, 179KB)  
$20 000+      

Grant round opens: 4 June 2018
Grant round closes: Midnight 16 July 2018
Date of Notification: 19 September 2018

  Guidelines(PDF, 210KB)   


More Information

Capital City Strategic Plan 2015-2025
Creative Hobart Strategy
A Guide to Hobart's Creative Places(PDF, 8MB)
Economic Development Strategy
Grant and Partnership Acknowledgement Guidelines(PDF, 139KB)
Sample Auspice Confirmation Letter(DOCX, 12KB)
Australian Taxation Office - Statement by a Supplier Form


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