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Regional Culture and Heritage Fund (RCHF) grants

This page lists RCHF decisions made since it was established in 2016. It includes any extraordinary grants decisions administered by the RCHF officials on behalf of Ministers.

The total expended on sector capital projects since fund was established in 2016 is $51,732,226

Round 7, 2022-2023

Project RCHF Grant*
Hawke’s Bay Collection Storage, Research and Archive Centre, Hastings $9,000,000
Court Theatre, Christchurch $3,000,000

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Round 6, 2021-2022

Project RCHF Grant*
Te Pou Theatre, Auckland $1,170,356
Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, Rotorua $632,000

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Round 5, 2020-2021

Project RCHF Grant*
Museum of South Taranaki, Patea  $164,030
Mahara Gallery, Waikanae, Kāpiti Coast  $2,165,000
Pātaka Art+Museum, Porirua  $279,234
Hokitika Museum, West Coast  $794,830
Chatham Islands Museum  $202,170
Waikato Regional Theatre, Hamilton  $3,000,000
Arts Centre, Christchurch (Declined as ineligible under RCHF. Then granted residual Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (CEAT) funds from the wind of that source.  The supply of funds was administered through the RCHF baseline until an appropriate project was identified.  Therefore, it is shown as an extraordinary decision here).  $1,250,000

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Round 4, 2019-2020

Project RCHF Grant*
Raiātea Whare Taonga Resource and Archive Centre, Hokianga $300,000
Rotorua Museum, Rotorua $5,000,000
Expressions Whirinaki Arts Centre, Upper Hutt $1,280,164
The Loons Theatre, Lyttelton $981,000

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Round 3, 2018-2019

Project RCHF Grant*
Lawson Field Theatre Seismic Strengthening, Gisborne $417,513

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Round 2, 2017-2018

Project RCHF Grant*
Hawke's Bay Opera House Seismic Strengthening, Hastings $4,000,000
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, Foxton $1,026,450
Anderson Studio Theatre, ASB Theatre, Marlborough* $900,000
Rakiura Heritage Centre, Steward Island $1,088,595
The Woolshed Heritage Centre, Masterton $22,884

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Round 1, 2016-2017

Project RCHF Grant*
Arts Centre, Muka Studio Wing, Gore $110,000
Nelson Centre of Performing Arts, Nelson $1,500,000
Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre, Whakatāne $1,500,000
Whanganui Museum Redevelopment, Whanganui $400,000
The Meteor Theatre Redevelopment, Hamilton $368,000
Main Auditorium, ASB Theatre Blenheim, Marlborough* $1,000,000
Sarjeant Gallery Queens Park Redevelopment, Whanganui $10,000,000
Hillary Hut Conservation, Antarctica (extraordinary decision to address fundraising shortfall to complete urgent works) $180,000

* (+/- any adjustments to quantum)

Updated on 20th September 2023