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What is needed to request funding for a Cultural Heritage project?

  • a project plan and timeline and, if your project involves construction, you need to submit simple concept drawings or floor plans. 
  • resource consent, if required for the project.

As well as the project budget and any other extra documents required, if requesting a grant of:

  • less than $250,000, you need to provide three written quotes (or explain in writing why you were not able to obtain three quotes) 
  • if the total project cost is $250,000 or more, you need to provide: 
    • a feasibility study, or an ecological restoration plan, or a pest management plan for the project;
    • a quantity surveyor's report or a signed contract or three written quotes.

Your grant request needs to show you can provide at least one-third of the total project cost. If you don’t meet this partnership funding requirement by the closing date, a grant is unlikely to be made. 

The Committee prefers requests for projects that show appropriate project and/or conservation planning has happened to support the type of project to be undertaken.

You also need to show your project will meet best practice professional standards for the protecting, preserving, restoring, conserving or displaying collections or moveable cultural property of proven heritage significance.