Karāti Tiaki Taonga Tuku Iho

Built, Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Grant

The Built, Cultural and Natural Heritage Protection Grant 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.


Apply for a Natural Heritage Protection Grant

Apply for a Built Cultural Heritage Grant


What items are covered by the fund?

Applications can be made for any item identified in the heritage schedule of the District Plan, including:

  • heritage buildings, items, places or areas
  • significant areas of vegetation or wetlands
  • individual trees or groups of trees
  • geological features
  • waahi tapu sites and areas, waahi taonga/site of significance.
  • archaeological sites.

It may also apply to items that are not listed in the District Plan if they meet NPDC’s criteria for significance. Contact us for assessment criteria details.


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