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Previous Regional Culture and Heritage Funding Decisions

In May 2016 the Regional Culture and Heritage Fund was launched, replacing the Regional Museums Policy for Capital Construction Projects. 

RCHF Round One decision announcements

Successful applicants in Round One are the Nelson School of Music ($1.5 million), Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery ($10 million) Whanganui Museum ($400,000), Whakatane’s Museum and Research Centre ($1.5 million), Gore's Eastern Southland Gallery ($110,000) and Hamilton’s Meteor Theatre ($368,000).

RCHF Round Two decision announcements

Successful applicants in Round Two are the Hawke’s Bay Opera House, ($4 million),  Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre, ($3 million), Foxton's Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, ($1 million), Blenheim's ASB Theatre Complex ($900,000),  Stewart Island's Rakiura Heritage Centre Trust ($1.08 million) and Masterton’s Shear History Trust receiving almost $23,000.

RCHF Round Three decision announcement

The Lawson Field Theatre in Gisborne received a capital grant of more than $400,000 towards seismic strengthening.

RCHF Round Four decision announcements

Successful applications in Round Four are the Rotorua Museum ($5 million) and the Motutī Marae Trust Raiātea Whare Taonga Resource and Archive Centre in Hokianga ($300,000) ; Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre Trust (up to $1,345,164) ; and the Loons Club Performing Arts Venue in Lyttelton ($981,000). Grants for these three places total over $2.6 million).

Updated on 21st February 2020