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 Support Quick Response
Up to $1000

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

Guidelines(PDF, 600KB) 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, 2MB) Online application form
$20 000+      

2019 Round

The results of the annual program for projects commencing in 2020 will be announced on 30 September 2019. 

The next round will open in June 2020. 

2019/20 Guidelines(PDF, 489KB) The next round will open in June 2020.


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