Built Heritage Incentive Fund

If your building is on the District Plan Heritage list then you may be eligible for a grant from the Built Heritage Fund.

About the Built Heritage Incentive Fund

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.

There are criteria that your application must meet, and you need to apply before beginning any planned seismic work.

The Built Heritage Incentive Fund
The Fund’s criteria

Need help?

Email: buildingresilience@wcc.govt.nz 
Phone: 04 499 4444