Resources for grant applicants
The following information and resources has been put together by our Grants Team to support you when preparing your grant application.
If you're planning an event or activity, you will find information below about what permits and approvals might be required, and how the City of Hobart can assist you with venues, equipment and promotion.
Fact sheets and templates
Booking venues and open spaces
The City of Hobart owns properties including open bushland, heritage spaces, and little-known underground venues. Moody basements, ornate ballrooms and open parklands are just some of the venues available for events.
Applicants are asked to make a booking and provide the quoted amount in their grant applications.
It is best to contact the relevant officer to confirm the venue is available and suitable for your activity before making a booking. You can find the best contact details in the website listings.
Booking event equipment
The City of Hobart has a variety of event equipment available for hire for events, both on a community and commercial scale.
Equipment available to hire includes:
- table and bench sets
- stainless steel benches
- filtered water refill stations
- bin lids.
A catalogue and the rates of hire are available on the event equipment hire page.
If you have any further questions regarding the equipment listed, please contact the City of Hobart Events team by email email@example.com or telephone 03 6238 2711.
Common permits and approvals
Approvals and, in some instances, permits, must be secured before an activity can commence.
Permits are generally not required as part of the grant application process, however applicants need to demonstrate their awareness of any requirements and reflect these in their grant budget, as the City of Hobart will not waive approval and permit fees.
Examples of permits that could be applicable include:
For a full list of permits, open the permit applications page.
The City of Hobart owns infrastructure and runs programs that can help increase public awareness of your event, day of cultural significance, festival or awareness campaign.
Our Promotional Opportunities document(PDF, 2MB) provides overview information on each of the promotional options.
Strategies and plans
The grants program is guided by the community vision and the Capital City Strategic Plan.
As part of your application we encourage you to refer to the vision and strategic plan, and relevant strategies to help you explain to us how your activity fits with our priorities.
The City of Hobart is available to assist you in preparing your application in a number of ways, including one-on-one meetings with our Grants Officer, and online information sessions at the beginning of grant rounds.
Meeting with the Grants Officer
We would love to help you prepare your application, so please make a time to speak with our Grants Officer.
To arrange a meeting email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 6238 2132.
Other funding opportunities
There are a range of other grants and funding opportunities which might be available to you, on a local, state and national level.
Tasmanian funding opportunities
National funding opportunities
Funding resources and support
- Our Community
Our Community is a national online information and advisory resource for community sector, education and non-profit organisations across Australia.
- Creative Partnerships Australia
Creative Partnership Australia fosters a culture of private sector support for the arts in Australia; to grow a more sustainable, vibrant and ambitious arts and cultural sector for the benefit of all Australians.
- Australian Sport Foundation
ASF was established by the Australian Government in the 1980’s to raise money for the development of Australian sport. Today it is Australia's leading sports fundraiser and charity.
- Community grants: a quick guide to key internet links
Parliamentary Library guide provides links to selected sources of financial assistance to community groups. It does not include links to scholarships, fellowships, or research grants.
- GrantGuru Community
Database of nationwide grants and funding programs for community based and not-for-profit organisations.
- Grants and programs finder
Provided by the Australian Government: Business find support, funding, assistance packages and loans for your business from all levels of government.
- Sports Community: Open grants
Provides links to a broad range of Australian grant programs for sporting organisations.