Selwyn Heritage Fund
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District Plan rules relating to Protected Trees
Selwyn Heritage Fund 2022 - Applications opening in June
Applications for the Selwyn Heritage Fund 2022 will open from 1 June to 15 July 2022.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Council on 0800 SELWYN (735 996), or email email@example.com
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 2021 - Successful Applicants
|Katrina Mohi||Miners Cottage, Glentunnel - Exterior repairs,repiling||$1,500|
|John & Juliet Angland||2 Chapman St, Leeston - Roof repairs||$2,000|
|Simonetta Ferrari||Gunyah Homestead - Exterior repairs||$3,500|
|Kate Foster||Terrace Station Woolshed - Roof repairs||$3,600|
|Mr & Mrs Gill-Smith||Strathlachlan Stables - Reinstate stable floor||$4,000|
|Peter Black||Sutton Royal, Springston - Exterior repairs||$4,000|
|Sue Wragg||South Malvern School - Exterior repairs||$1,500|
|Mark Buckley||Birks Electric Cottage - Paint roof||$100|
|Helen McArthur||Steventon Homestead - Reconstruct rear wall||$1,200|
|Malvern Co-operating Parish||Lychgate Trinity Church - Repair & replace shingles||$2,500|
|Ellesmere Brass Band||Hall - Exterior painting||$1,000|
|Annalisa Dennehy||Bangor Homestead/Stables - Replace roof/tree maintenance||$2,500|
|Jennifer Barrer||Tunnelers Cottage Arthurs Pass - Interior/exterior repairs||$4,500|
|Springston South Soldiers Memorial Hall||Replace spouting/signage||$600|
|Greendale Community Trust||TW Adams Sod Cottage – Build shelter for remains||$4,000|
|Ellesmere Heritage Park||Carroll Cottage Leeston - Landscaping/fencing||$1,500|
|Tai Tapu School||Maintenance of trees||$2,000|
Other Funding Available
The 'National Heritage Preservation Incentive Fund' that is managed by Heritage New Zealand. This can provide funding up to $100,000.00 at up to 50% of the cost of works. Funding is available to owners of privately owned buildings on the NZ Heritage List.
Lottery Environment and Heritage Grant Fund
This fund provides grants for plans, reports and one-off projects that will protect, conserve and promote New Zealand’s natural, cultural and physical heritage.
- Natural heritage projects promote, protect and/or keep our native plants (flora) and animal life (fauna) safe from harm
- Physical heritage projects restore, protect and/or conserve places, structures and large built objects that are important to our history
- Cultural heritage projects conserve, protect and/or promote collections and stories that are important to our cultural heritage and identity.