Built Heritage Incentive Fund
We want to contribute to safe and resilient buildings and maintain their heritage values.
If you are applying for conservation works, you may be required to submit additional supporting documents. Please contact our Heritage Advisor, Eva Forster-Garbutt on 04 499 4444 to discuss.
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 recognises the importance of conserving, restoring, protecting and caring for buildings in the Wellington City District Plan Heritage List (684KB PDF) or Heritage Areas (2.3MB PDF). You can search for buildings by using the Councils online Wellington Heritage database.
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 (73KB 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:
Eva Foster-Garbutt, Senior Heritage Advisor