Funding is available to owners of heritage items to provide financial assistance for repairs and maintenance.

Heritage Incentive Grants

The Council’s Heritage Incentive Grants (HIG) fund provides financial assistance to owners of heritage items scheduled in the Christchurch District Plan.

Owners of scheduled heritage items can apply for grants of up to 50 per cent towards the following conservation-related works:

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

Apply for a grant

New applications are welcome.  A new Terms of Reference document for Heritage Incentive Grants is due to be considered by the Council in November.  Grant applications for the first round of the 2020-2021 financial year will be considered at the next available meeting of the Council Committee following this decision.

Before completing the application form, we recommend you review the criteria for applying for grant funding contained in the Operational Guidelines.

To discuss making an application, contact Christchurch City Council Heritage team at:

Completed applications can be submitted by email to  or by post to:

Christchurch City Council Heritage Team
P O Box 73012
Christchurch 8154


View some of the projects that have received Council heritage grants.