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What Physical Heritage projects, plans and reports may be funded by Lottery Environment and Heritage?

What Physical Heritage projects, plans and reports may be funded by Lottery Environment and Heritage?
  • projects to restore, conserve and/or protect places, structures and large built objects 
  • projects to tell the stories of places, structures and large built objects, or make them easier for people to visit 
  • preparing plans, studies or reports that will help to achieve physical heritage projects and make sure they can last a long time. 

The Lottery Environment and Heritage Committee is more likely to fund requests with or for conservation or restoration plans that agree with the ICOMOS New Zealand Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value.

One off Projects

The following types of project to restore and/or protect buildings, structures and large built objects may be funded:

  • projects that protect buildings, structures or large built objects to make sure they will last in the future 
  • projects that identify and protect wāhi tapu or archaeological sites 
  • building purchases that will help preserve or protect New Zealand’s heritage (with a study completed to show the purchase is practical) 
  • building memorials for events or people that are important to our history 
  • other projects that meet the physical heritage purpose and priorities of this fund
What Physical Heritage plans and reports can be funded ?

Lottery Environment and Heritage will also fund the costs of preparing plans, feasibility studies and reports for physical heritage projects. This may include plans for restoring or protecting a place, structure or built object or for feasibility studies to work out if a physical heritage project can be done and be sustained over time. This may include:

  • conservation plans
  • condition reports
  • maintenance plans
  • fire protection reports
  • Detailed Engineering Evaluation reports for seismic strengthening.

For archaeological or wāhi tapu sites, the conservation plan or report must be prepared by an archaeologist, and include input from the local hapū, whānau and/or iwi with authority over the site as well as the owner of the site.

Fire protection reports

A conservation architect or an advisor from Heritage New Zealand must be consulted on the design and installation of fire protection systems in heritage buildings. You must provide a letter from them with any grant request for fire protection reports or installation projects.

A conservation plan must:
  • provide information about the history of the land, building or object
  • set out the artistic, scientific, social and/or historical importance or value
  • define the conservation policy and any other issues to be taken into account
  • recommend the work needed to protect and repair, to put the conservation policy in place.