National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund

The National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund (NHPIF) is an annual grant that provides funding for the conservation of privately owned places on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (the List).

At a glance:

What: conservation funding for privately owned places on the List
How much: up to $100,000 (matched by equivalent funds)
Status: currently closed

Duncan's Buildings (List No. 1864) courtesy of Michal Klajban (Flickr)
Te Waimate Station Woolshed and Yards (List No. 308)
Former Bank of New Zealand (List No. 5055) courtesy of Phil Braithwaite
Hodgson’s Store (List No. 2970) courtesy of Shellie Evans

Eligible places:

  • privately owned places included on the List
  • privately owned places undergoing listing, excluding those nominated as a Category 2 historic place
  • privately owned places in a historic area that meet the definition of a Category 1 historic place, wāhi tapu or wāhi tūpuna

Please note: the NHPIF is not open to groups or organisations that are eligible for Lottery Board Funding. NHPIF grants must be matched by equivalent funds from the property owner or other sources.

See Funding for Heritage for alternative funding sources.

 

Projects and funding:

You can apply for funding for the following projects:

  • conservation of historic buildings or structures
  • repair or restoration relating to historic buildings or structures
  • conservation work relating to land or archaeological sites
  • stabilisation
  • professional services

 

Priorities for 2023 funding: 

  • conservation and preservation of sites of significance to Māori
  • conservation work to heritage places to increase resilience and respond to the impacts of climate change
  • seismic strengthening and risk management planning

Applications:

Applications are assessed using set criteria that includes national significance, public benefit, urgency, conservation standards, cost effectiveness and annual priorities (see above).

Submit your application using the form below. Completed applications should be sent along with all relevant documentation to your nearest Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga office.

Applications are currently closed.

2023 grants summary;

Number of applications considered: 29
Number of grants approved: 21
Number of grants accepted by owners: 20 
Number of grants currently under negotiation: 1

2022 grants summary:

Number of applications considered: 29
Number of grants approved: 21
Number of grants accepted by owners: 20
Number of grants currently under negotiation: 1

Recipients 2021
  • Number of applications considered: 32
  • Number of grants approved: 22
  • Number of grants accepted by owners: 22
Ōtākou Marae Memorial Church, Otago

Amount: $30,000

  • replacement of leaking tile roof

Amount: $30,000

  • replacement of leaking tile roof
Garrison Hall, Dunedin

Amount: $45,000

  • replacement of slates and glass roof lights

Amount: $45,000

  • replacement of slates and glass roof lights
Travellers Rest, Stewart Island

Amount: $35,000

  • repairs to roof
  • rebuild rear wall

Amount: $35,000

  • repairs to roof
  • rebuild rear wall
Ashleigh Court, Newtown, Wellington

Amount: $71,000

  • repairs to corroded steel beams

Amount: $71,000

  • repairs to corroded steel beams
Westoe, Manawatu Whanganui

Amount:

  • conservation plan

Amount:

  • conservation plan
Whare Ra, Hawke's Bay

Amount: $55,000

  • design and repair to chimneys

Amount: $55,000

  • design and repair to chimneys
Chateau Tongariro

Amount: $65,000

  •  seismic assessment report

Amount: $65,000

  •  seismic assessment report
Butlers Farm, Otago

Amount: $25,000

  • repair and conservation of barn
  • condition survey of farmhouse

Amount: $25,000

  • repair and conservation of barn
  • condition survey of farmhouse
St Bathans School ruins

Amount: $19,361

  • stablise and repair ruins

Amount: $19,361

  • stablise and repair ruins
The Gables, Tasman

Amount: $35,000

  • repairs to gable and associated works

Amount: $35,000

  • repairs to gable and associated works
Hawke's Bay Club, Napier

Amount: $40,000

  • replacement of roof

Amount: $40,000

  • replacement of roof
Harleston, Canterbury

Amount:

$50,000

  • strengthen and repair two walls of homestead

Amount:

$50,000

  • strengthen and repair two walls of homestead
Stafford Place, Nelson

Amount: $5,000

  • conservation condition and upgrade report

Amount: $5,000

  • conservation condition and upgrade report
Courtville Middle Apartments, Auckland

Amount: $40,000

  • repair to rear wall of building

Amount: $40,000

  • repair to rear wall of building
Wallaceville Animal Research Centre, Upper Hutt

Amount: $10,000

  • conservation plan
  • seismic assessment

Amount: $10,000

  • conservation plan
  • seismic assessment
Hulme's Court, Dunedin

Amount: $5,000

  • strengthening design

Amount: $5,000

  • strengthening design
Medical and Dental Chambers, Hawke's Bay

Amount: $18,000

  • plasterwork repair and painting

Amount: $18,000

  • plasterwork repair and painting
Dominion Building, Wellington

Amount: $3,000

  • survey of main dome and report on required repairs

Amount: $3,000

  • survey of main dome and report on required repairs
Marton Courthouse

Amount: $10,000

  • replacement roofing and flashings for chimneys

Amount: $10,000

  • replacement roofing and flashings for chimneys
Temuka Library

Amount: $8,000

  • restoration of plaster ceilings

Amount: $8,000

  • restoration of plaster ceilings
Andrewes House, Kohukohu

Amount: $6,500

  • repairs to woodwork, staircase and bay window

Amount: $6,500

  • repairs to woodwork, staircase and bay window
Lister House

Amount: $10,000

  • conservation of staircase and lobby floor

Amount: $10,000

  • conservation of staircase and lobby floor
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