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About the Regional Historic Heritage Grant Programme
Eligibility for a Regional Historic Heritage Grant
The programme is for individuals, iwi or Māori groups, community groups, trusts and other organisations that contribute to the protection and improvement of regionally significant historic heritage places, sites or areas.
- Projects should be for one of the following:Historic heritage places that are included in one of the schedules of the Auckland Unitary Plan including the:
- historic heritage schedule
- sites of significance to mana whenua
- contributing sites within a historic heritage area
- contributing buildings within a special character area
- trees included in the Notable Trees Schedule.
- Historic heritage places in the Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands section) heritage appendices as:
- archaeological sites
- buildings, objects, properties and places of special value
- Māori heritage sites
- Historic heritage places that are unscheduled but shown to be of regional significance. This requires:
- evidence the site has interim protection through heritage covenants
- a letter from the applicants or owners confirming support for scheduling the site under the relevant heritage overlay.
Examples of projects the Regional Historic Heritage Grant Programme will fund
- Protection of the structural integrity of buildings or historic land.
- Restoration of heritage features, including landscaping.
- Maintenance and repair of historic heritage places.
- Kaitiakitanga of Māori cultural heritage places.
- Enabling public access to scheduled historic places.
- Works that support the long-term health and retention of notable trees.
- Reinstating heritage features, such as window frames and historic shopfronts.
How grants are allocated
Grants awarded through the regional programme will include a mix of 'one-off' and multi-year project grants for standalone initiatives.
What happens after you apply
Our heritage staff members will assess your application.
Due to the 2022 local government elections, we will make recommendations to the Plans and Places general manager, who is delegated to make final funding decisions.
We will contact you by email to let you know the result of your application.
If your application is successful, we will also send a funding agreement with the terms and conditions of the grant.
Find out more
Regional Historic Heritage Grant for information about grant amounts and how to apply.