Karāti Tiaki Taonga Tuku Iho

Built, Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Fund

The Built, Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Fund was established by NPDC to help private landowners manage, maintain and preserve the heritage values of their properties.

It provides a partial contribution towards the cost of a specific heritage project or work.  

The Built Cultural Heritage Protection Fund can distribute up to $150,000 a year. Applications will open on 20 March 2023.

The Natural Heritage Protection Fun can distribute up to $100,000 a year.  Grant applications are open year round.


Apply for a Natural Heritage Protection Grant


What items are covered by the funds?

Applications can be made for items identified in the schedules of the District Plan, including:

  • heritage buildings and items
  • significant natural areas
  • archaeological sites
  • sites and areas of significance to Māori.


Fund details
Who can apply:
Individuals, companies, marae and community groups
Funding length:
One year
Application process:
Application form
KPIs required:
Funding contract:
Payment type:
Project installments to the group on invoice
Works inspected by Council staff