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 22 March 2019.

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

The Heritage EQUIP retrofit application form is for smaller seismic strengthening projects (requests for funding up to $25,000) focused on addressing specific building parts or retrofit solutions for common hazards.

The Heritage EQUIP major works application form is for seismic strengthening projects which propose comprehensive strengthening solutions, including large scale or staged projects.

Applications must include the project costing summary form - summarising scaffolding, opening-up, and makegood costs and the rationale for funding these works.

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

How to submit your application

You must submit applications in two formats:

  • A digital copy of the application. Provide it 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 electronic documents in the same way as the paper-based copy of the application.
  • A paper copy of the full application for reading and mark-up. Do not use folders or binders to present your application as applications need to be photocopied. You can use paperclips to show groups of pages that should be read together.

Postal address for applications

Heritage EQUIP Fund
Delivery Group
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
PO Box 5364

Courier address for applications

Heritage EQUIP Fund
Delivery Group
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Level 1, Public Trust Building
131 Lambton Quay

Questions about the application process

Contact the Heritage EQUIP Fund Manager with any questions about the application process: 

(04) 499 4229