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National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund open for applications

The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Board and Māori Heritage Council have agreed on the range of investment priorities to incentivise in this year’s National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund.

The 2023 grant round is open until 24 June 2023, with decisions to be made in mid-August.

The priorities are:  

  • conservation and preservation of sites of significance to Māori
  • conservation work to heritage places to increase resilience and respond to the impacts of climate change, including repairs, and site stabilisation relating to land and archaeological sites
  • seismic strengthening and risk management planning.

Private owners of Category 1 and II heritage listed properties are eligible for funding assistance, as well as wāhi tapu sites and wāhi tapu areas.  

For successful applicants, the fund contributes up to 50% of the cost of conservation work in any particular case, and individual grants will not normally be greater than $100,000.  

Go to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga online for details or contact regional offices.