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Selwyn Heritage Fund 2018
The Selwyn Heritage Fund for 2018 will be open for applications on Monday 9 July and close on Friday 17 August 2018. The Heritage Fund Application [PDF, 81 KB] form is now available for the 2018 grant submissions.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Duty Planner on 03 347-2868 or Darfield 03 318-8338, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Fund
Who can apply for funding?
The fund is open to residents and ratepayers of the Selwyn district and is administered by the Selwyn District Council via a nominated panel.
What is the fund for?
The purpose of the fund is to encourage and assist owners with work required to maintain and enhance heritage buildings in the District as well as work required on protected trees.
What is a heritage item?
The Selwyn District Plan has a list of buildings, trees and other structures, such as war memorials, listed as being important to the community and are therefore protected.
Often repairs to heritage items are more costly to repair and like materials are now not readily available.
When is the fund open?
The Selwyn Heritage Fund will open for approximately 6 weeks usually in the middle of the year. Late applications will not be considered.
How much funding can I apply for?
It is a contestable fund that is distributed among successful applicants as grants (anywhere from $500-$7,500). Funds usually cover part of the work to be done with applicants making up the difference. Payment is made upon receipt of the work being done.
Who administers the fund?
Selwyn District Council has appointed a panel made up of two Councillors, a heritage architect, two heritage advisers and a Council staff member to assess the applications and decide which projects to fund.
Facts about the fund:
- Funding is given as a grant, which is paid once the physical work has been completed.
- Grants can be anywhere from $500 to $7,500 and will only cover part of the cost of the project.
- The fund is open for applications once a year.
- You need to obtain quotes for your project prior to submitting your application.
- The project you undertake should be maintaining or enhancing the heritage character of your building. New kitchens or bathrooms don't count.
- You can apply to get assistance with arborist work on listed protected trees.
What kind of projects can be funded?
Previous successful applicants have received grants for:
- Fireplace restoration
- Roof and guttering repairs
- Enhancement to heritage features
- Window and glass replacement
Protected Trees are also covered by the fund.
Note: Success in gaining funding depends on the applications received year to year, not just on the type of project.
Selwyn Heritage Fund 2017 - Successful Applicants
|Grassmere Station Homestead||Painting of the exterior and roof||$1,250|
|Stables Building Homebush||Engineers report||$7,000|
|St Paul's, West Melton||Engineers report||$1,450|
|William Street||Window repairs and replacements||$1,400|
|Greenpark War Memorial||Relocate memorial||$4,000|
|Greycliff Tai Tapu||Repair to exterior wall||$200|
|Tai Tapu Library||Exterior Lightening||$4,000|
|St Paul's, Tai Tapu||Spire repairs and new gates||$4,000|
|John Wessley Church, Taumutu||Painting the interior and exterior||$3,250|
|St Marks, Sedgemere||Exterior repairs||$700|
|St James, Southbridge||Repairs and painting||$1,200|
|S Johns Anglican Church, Leeston||Repairs||$1,250|
|Ellesmere Brass Band Hall||Exterior repairs||$500|
|Osbourne Park Memorial Gates||Painting of the gates||$150|
|St Lukes||Exterior repairs||$1,000|
|Cream Can Corner, Rolleston||Create a Historic display||$1,000|
|All Saints Church, Prebbleton||Replacing and repairing the rose window||$1,800|
|Darfield School||Pruning heritage trees||$350|
|Edward street||Pruning heritage trees||$500|
|Tai Tapu School||Pruning and removal of heritage trees||$4,000|
|St David's Church, Leeston||Pruning of heritage trees||$1,000|