Funding for heritage buildings and places in private ownership

Heritage New Zealand’s National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund

The National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund can help fund work to stabilise, repair and restore privately owned Category 1 historic places (including buildings) as well as certain land and archaeological sites. Since the earthquakes, the National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund has given over $175,000 to greater Christchurch. For information on the National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund.

Telephone +64 3 357 9629, fax +64 3 358 9628
For earthquake-related enquiries, email:
For other enquiries, email:

CCC Heritage Incentive Grants Fund

The CCC’s Heritage Incentive Grants Fund provides financial assistance to owners of heritage items listed in the Christchurch City Plan and Banks Peninsula District Plan. Owners of listed heritage items can apply for grants of up to 50 percent of the costs of:

  • conservation of exterior and interior heritage fabric, including earthquake repairs
  • seismic strengthening, fire and access upgrades to meet Building Code requirements
  • professional fees of, for example, architects, engineers and quantity surveyors
  • reimbursement of non-notified Council resource consent fees.

CCC Central City Landmark Heritage Grant

In the 2012/13 financial year, CCC made major grants for landmark heritage restoration to the Christchurch Club ($1.7 million) and the former Trinity Congregational Church ($1 million). CCC’s Three Year Plan makes provision for a further $2 million per year for landmark heritage restoration in Christchurch between 2013/14 and 2015/16.

For advice on CCC’s Heritage Incentive Grants and Central City Landmark Heritage Grants, contact the team on: For more information see CCC’s Incentive Fund Grantsinformation.

Selwyn Heritage Fund

The Selwyn Heritage Fund is open to residents and ratepayers of the Selwyn District. Its purpose is to encourage and assist owners to maintain and enhance the district’s heritage buildings and protected trees.

Telephone: +64 3 3472974 or +64 3 318 8338

Funding for heritage buildings and places owned by not-for-profit groups

Lottery World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage makes grants to not-for-profit organisations to foster the conservation, preservation and promotion of New Zealand’s natural, physical and cultural heritage. See:

Incorporated societies or registered charitable trusts of community based organisations may also be eligible for Canterbury Community Trust donations.

Updated on 23rd July 2015