Built Heritage Incentive Fund

We want to contribute to safe and resilient buildings and maintain their heritage values.

Fund details

Please note: This fund is no longer offered.  
Contact: Eva Forster-Garbutt, Built Heritage Incentive Fund Advisor: Eva.Forster-Garbutt2@wcc.govt.nz
Value: 
Past allocations (221KB PDF)


How it works

The purpose of the Built Heritage Incentive Fund is to assist owners of heritage buildings to undertake conservation and seismic strengthening work where successful outcomes would be unlikely without assistance.

15% of the fund is reserved for conservation-specific work, whilst 85% is intended for work related to earthquake strengthening. Earthquake strengthening work can include:

  • an initial engineering report or assessment
  • the detailed design
  • a grant towards actual strengthening work.

The fund recognises the importance of conserving, restoring, protecting and caring for buildings on the Wellington City District Plan Heritage List (684KB PDF) or buildings that contribute to Heritage areas (2.3MB PDF)

Other funding sources

Other sources of funding available for heritage properties include: 

Learn about some of the projects we've contributed to.

BHIF funded projects

Contact us

Eva Forster-Garbutt, Built Heritage Incentive Fund Advisor

Mobile: 021 042 4751

Email: Eva.Forster-Garbutt2@wcc.govt.nz

Phil Railton-Jacks, Funding and Process Advisor

Mobile: 021 515 514

Email: funding@wcc.govt.nz