Heritage Incentive Fund applications due this month

Applications for the National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund 2022 close on 24 June.

The first floor of Garrison House with reflections in the glass.
The Garrison Hall in Dunedin received funding in 2021. Photo: JVW.co.nz.expand/collapse

The priorities for funding grants are: conservation and preservation of sites of significance to Māori; conservation work to increase resilience of heritage places against the impact of climate change, including stabilisation of land and archaeological sites; seismic strengthening and risk management planning, and all other eligible work.

Funding is not available for routine maintenance work. Applications should demonstrate significant added heritage costs for conservation and preservation purposes.

Properties listed on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Korero are eligible for funding assistance. In addition, Wāhi Tapu and Wāhi Tapu areas in private ownership qualify for heritage funding grants from the Incentive Fund. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 June 2022.

The fund will not pay more than 50 percent of the cost of conservation work in any particular case, and individual grants will not exceed $100,000.

Last year, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga agreed to give incentive fund grants to private owners of Category 1 and 2 heritage listed properties, with a total grants value of approximately $600,000.

Private property owners of heritage listed properties can get details regarding this year’s grants from the Heritage New Zealand website or contact Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga regional office staff for assistance with application forms.

Regional offices are located in Kerikeri, Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Learn more about the fund here.

- David Watt