Built Heritage Incentive Fund
We want to contribute to safe and resilient buildings and maintain their heritage values.
How to apply for funding
Find out if you’re eligible and how the application process works.
How we can help
The Council's Built Heritage Incentive Fund helps owners maintain their heritage building. The fund has $3 million to allocate over three years.
The fund recognises the importance of conserving, restoring, protecting and caring for Wellington's heritage-listed buildings, objects, and buildings in heritage areas as in the Wellington City District Plan Heritage List (684KB PDF) or Heritage Areas (2.3MB PDF).
What the fund can help with and how to apply
15% of the fund is reserved for conservation-specific work, while 85% is intended for work related to earthquake strengthening. Earthquake strengthening work can be:
- an initial engineering report or assessment
- a grant towards the actual strengthening work.
The proposed work should maintain or enhance the building's heritage values. You can find out past allocations (236KB PDF) and read about some projects we’ve contributed to.
Heritage advisors are happy to:
- answer questions about the fund
- advise if it will meet the criteria
- advise you of your building’s heritage significance.
Other funding sources
Other sources of funding available for heritage properties are:
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