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Ashburton District has a number of heritage buildings and items that help form the districts’ identity. Protecting these buildings and items helps to retain a connection to the districts’ history which in turn gives the community a sense of place and belonging.
Council recognises the importance of these heritage buildings and items to the district and the shared responsibility it has with the community to ensure these are preserved and/or restored for current and future generations. Council provides annual Heritage Grants through two contestable grant application processes held in February and August of each financial year.
projects / events must not start before 1 October 2020 and be complete within 12 months.
The purpose of the Heritage Grant Scheme is to assist projects that promote the preservation and/or restoration of heritage buildings and items in Ashburton District.
All heritage projects must meet the following criteria:
*Preserve and/or restore heritage buildings and items which are scheduled in Group A or Group B of the Ashburton District Plan; and
*Involve specialised maintenance such as replacing matching cladding or fittings that preserve and/or restore the heritage state of the item; and
*Be on privately owned land, except if the heritage building or item is on Council land that is managed by a community group or organisation.
Council will consider the following:
*The relative heritage value of the item or building in the Ashburton District Plan.
*The contribution that the proposed work will make to the preservation and/or restoration of the item or building.
*The urgency of the work required.
*Other sources of funding potentially available to the applicant.
*Any previous assistance provided by Council.
*Accessibility of the heritage item or building to the general public.
The maximum individual grant available is $7,000 and can be no more than 50% of the total project cost. The applicants’ share of the project’s cost can be in kind work or materials, or financial.
All grants must comply with Council’s Community Grants and Financial Assistance Policy.
Applicants must be:
*Based in the Ashburton District.
*Applications from a national organisation must be made from the local branch of that organisation.
*Applications will only be accepted on the completed Heritage Application form.
*Incomplete applications that do not provide all of the requested information will be excluded from funding assessment.
The following projects are ineligible for Heritage Grant Funding:
*Retrospective works, except in exceptional circumstances such as a natural disaster.
*The heritage buildings or items not scheduled in Group A or Group B of the Ashburton District Plan.
*General maintenance, such as re-painting.
Successful applicants must complete and return a funding accountability form on the completion of the project, and by 31 July 2020 or before applying for further funding, whichever is the earlier date.
Receipts are required for all expenditure.
Organisations that do not return a completed accountability form will not be eligible for future Council grant funding.
The final funding decisions are made at the discretion of Ashburton District Council. Successful applicants’ project details may be used for publicity purposes.
The Heritage Grant is available through two contestable grant application processes held in February and August of each financial year.
To be eligible for heritage funding, your project must comply with all three of the following requirements:
Preserve and / or restore heritage buildings and items which are scheduled in Group A or Group B of the Ashburton District Plan.
Involve specialised maintenance such as replacing matching cladding or fittings that preserve and / or restore the heritage state of the item.
Be on privately owned land, except if the heritage building or item is on Council land that is managed by a community group or organisation.
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The following must be read and accepted by the Primary Contact Person listed.
I/We hereby declare that the information supplied here on behalf of myself /our organisation, to the best of my/our knowledge, is true and correct and that I/we have the authority to make this application on behalf of our group (if applicable).
I/We hereby declare that we have a Health and Safety Plan in place for the project / programme.
I/We consent to Ashburton District Council collecting the personal contact details provided above, retaining and using these details for the purpose of review of the Heritage Grant. I/We acknowledge my/our right to have access to this information. This consent is given in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.
I/We understand that my/our project/programme details may be used for promotion of the Heritage Grant and that I/we will be contacted if Ashburton District Council wishes to use these.
I/We understand that the funds received as a result of this application may only be used for the purpose in which they were granted and that a report form with supporting invoices must be submitted to Ashburton District Council on completion of the project / programme.
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Applications close 5pm on 31 August, 2022