Heritage owners and kaitiaki have a responsibility to care for places of significance to the wider community. This grant scheme is intended to assist them, and to incentivise financial investment in heritage.
Heritage Incentive Grants support physical conservation works to heritage buildings, places, structures and objects. These grants achieve positive heritage outcomes by incentivising the appropriate and timely practice of Kaitiakitanga and the conservation, maintenance and retention or enhancement of heritage fabric and values.
Heritage values includes archaeological, architectural, cultural, social, spiritual, wāhi tapu, wāhi taonga, landscape, monumental, scientific, and technological values.
Heritage Incentive Grant funding is available to owners and kaitiaki of heritage buildings, places, structures, objects, and significant moveable heritage. These include:
- Heritage buildings, places, structures, or objects which are scheduled in the Christchurch District Plan.
- Heritage buildings, places and structures or objects which are listed by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.
- Non-scheduled heritage buildings, places, structures, or objects which meet the current Christchurch District Plan or equivalent criteria and threshold for significance including places of heritage significance identified by the community. Examples include, but are not limited to: public, community, commercial, spiritual and domestic buildings; memorials, bridges and gravestones.
- Significant moveable heritage.
- Places of identified significance to iwi and mana whenua, including built heritage, moveable heritage, traditional places, wāhi tapu, wāhi taonga, ngā tūtohu whenua (cultural landscapes). Examples include, but are not limited to, pouwhenua memorials and flagpoles, marae shelters for tangata whenua or manuhiri, waka shelters, ūrupa and the conservation of tukutuku, kōwhaiwhai, whāriki and whakairo.