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

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

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

The second round of Heritage Incentive Grant applications for the July 2019 to June 2020 financial year was considered at the September meeting of the Council's Social, Community Development and Housing Committee. There is a small amount remaining in the fund for this financial year which is available to be allocated at the next committee meeting following the Council elections (meeting date to be confirmed).

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