How to apply

To apply for a Heritage EQUIP grant, complete an application form and submit it to the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

You can apply at any time. An expert advisory panel meets three times a year to assess applications.

Next application date

To be considered at the next assessment meeting, applications must be received by 10 November 2019.

Upgrade Works Grants

The Heritage EQUIP Upgrade Works Grant guide for applicants outlines the information expected in your application and the supporting material you'll need to provide.

The Heritage EQUIP Upgrade Works Grant application form is for seismic strengthening projects of all sizes. Grants provide up to 50 percent of seismic strengthening costs to a maximum grant of $400,000.

Applications for Upgrade Works Grants must include the project costing summary form – summarising scaffolding, opening-up and make-good costs, and the rationale for funding these works.

Professional Advice Grants

The Heritage EQUIP Professional Advice Grant guide for applicants outlines the information expected in your application and the supporting material you'll need to provide.

The Heritage EQUIP Professional Advice Grant application form is for building owners in regional centres seeking initial advice relating to the earthquake strengthening process. Grants provide up to 50 percent of professional advice costs to a maximum grant of $50,000.

Applications for multiple buildings

We believe the costs of advice and strengthening work can be reduced if buildings are addressed together.

We encourage building advisors, territorial authorities, civic or heritage trusts and other qualified entities to work on behalf of multiple building owners.

  • Proposals for Professional Advice or Upgrade Works Grants for multiple buildings, in regional centres that are medium or high seismic risk areas, are eligible to receive funding of up to 67 percent of costs.

Professional advice proposals may be funded up to $30,000 per building, and proposals for upgrade works may be funded up to $250,000 per building.

If you are interested in applying for a grant involving multiple buildings, please contact us to discuss your project.

If you’re not in a position to apply for a grant just yet, we welcome Expressions of Interest (EOI).

How to submit your application

All applications are received digitally.

You can submit your application on a USB flash drive, or provide a link to your documents held on a web-based document sharing platform (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud). Be aware that you are solely responsible for the security of any information provided via a third-party platform, including personal information. Index documents in the same way as the application form.

If submitting your application using a web-based sharing platform, links to access the application should be emailed to heritage.equip@mch.govt.nz

Postal/courier address for USB flash drives:

Heritage EQUIP Fund
Delivery Group
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364 or Level 1, Public Trust Building, 131 Lambton Quay
WELLINGTON 6140

Questions about the application process

Contact a Heritage EQUIP fund advisor with any questions about the application process:

heritage.equip@mch.govt.nz 

(04) 499 4229