Built Heritage Incentive Fund

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

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 is now open and will close on the 5th February with a decision date on the 18th March 2020. Please note that work for which funding is applied for cannot have started prior to the decision date.

You can find out about past allocations (73KB PDF) and read about some projects we’ve contributed to

Please contact our Heritage Advisors on 04 499 4444 to discuss any projects you may be considering.

Criteria and the application process

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 which contribute to Heritage Areas(2.3MB PDF).

Find out about the application process, including the eligibility criteria.

Other funding sources

Other sources of funding available for heritage properties include:

More information

Funding team

Phone  (04) 803 8562 
 Email  funding@wcc.govt.nz

Heritage team

 Phone  (04) 499 4444
 Email  heritage@wcc.govt.nz