Community Grant Program 

Hydro Tasmania offers grants for not-for-profit community organisations based in Tasmania to help fund projects that make a real difference for people and communities.

We want to support community groups to achieve great outcomes.

Tas Dads book launch 2020

Applications for our 2021 Community Grant Program have closed.

Application process

Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form, detailing the grant they wish to apply for and details of the work/project the grant would go towards.

 Open date   Closing date  Grants awarded 
 08 February   5pm 26 March   By 30 June

Following the closing date, submissions will be reviewed by a panel made up of Hydro Tasmania personnel.

All successful applicants will be required to sign a Funding Agreement, which will be provided by Hydro Tasmania.

Grant categories

There are two categories of grants available:

Innovation grants

Our innovation grants are specifically aimed at helping organisations adapt to changes from COVID-19.

Grant amount: up to $10,000

Community grants

Our community grants support defined community projects, including those that help with the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Grant amount: up to $5,000

Community grant recipients: Harvest Helpers, Derwent Valley Railway and Deloraine Cricket Club

Tips on how to complete your application

Community grants

  • Eligibility criteria for both grants

  • Selection criteria

  • Handy hints

  • Terms and conditions

  • Previous grants awarded

Wondering what contribution our community grants have had in the past?


In 2019 the Latrobe Federal Band, Australia's longest running brass band, received a grant to purchase new instruments. These new instruments have made it easier for the band to tour and perform in the community - check out this short video of the recent concert at the 2020 Henley-on-Mersey.