Urban Sustainability Grants

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Urban Sustainability Grants bring together two separate previous programs – the Dr Edward Hall Environment Grant and the Waste Reduction Grant programs – to offer an annual round of up to $55 000 for projects that:

  • increase resource recovery
  • reduce the volume and type of waste otherwise directed to landfill
  • promote or undertake initiatives to increase energy efficiency
  • actively address or promote air and water quality improvements
  • support the development of sustainable community food gardens and local biodiversity projects
  • support academic or community research into any of the above.

This program is available to schools, community groups and businesses, providing up to $15 000 in support of your activity.

Case studies of successful applications to the Dr Edward Hall Environment Grant 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.

Urban Sustainability Grants

The Urban Sustainability Grant supports community-led activities that develop solutions to climate change and sustainability issues.

The Urban Sustainability Grant Guidelines(PDF, 184KB) outline the application process, eligibility and assessment criteria.

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.

Urban Sustainability Grant Application Form 2023-24(PDF, 94KB)

The next funding round has not been announced yet.

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Get help preparing your application

Information and resources

The following page has been put together by our Grants Team to support you when preparing your grant application.

Resources for grant applicants

Meet with us

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 grants@hobartcity.com.au or call 03 6238 2132.


03 6238 2132