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
  • reinbursement of non-notified Council resource consent fees.

Apply for a grant

Please note that the Heritage Incentive Grant fund for the current year to June 2018 ($719,000) has already been fully allocated. 

The proposed amount in Council's Draft Long Term Plan for the July 2018 to June 2019 year is $697,000.

Applications for the next financial year can be made at any time but won't be processed until after 1 July 2018.  Applications will be considered on a quarterly basis, generally in October, January, April and June.

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