Built Heritage Incentive Fund

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

Fund details

Opening date: Tuesday 01 February 2022 
Closing date: Thursday 24 March 2022 

Eva Forster-Garbutt, Built Heritage Incentive Fund Advisor: Eva.Forster-Garbutt2@wcc.govt.nz
Past allocations (265KB 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).

How to apply

Please note that work for which funding is applied for cannot have started prior to the decision date. Please check the funding calendar for confirmed closing and decision dates.

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

Criteria and the application process

Find information to help you submit an accurate and complete Built Heritage Incentive Fund application.

Applying for the Built Heritage Incentive Fund

Get a breakdown of how Built Heritage Incentive Fund applications are assessed, prioritised and allocated.

How we assess BHIF applications and allocate funding

Apply for funding 

Go to Funding Portal

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