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Heritage Item Assistance Fund

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Heritage Item Assistance Fund

30 January 2008
Rodney District Council have opened the Heritage Item Assistance Fund for its fourth year, with applications closing on April 18.

The Heritage Item Assistance Fund is a is a contestable fund that has been increased to $50,000 this year.љ It is open to the public for the purpose of conserving, restoring, and protecting valued heritage items within the Rodney District for the enjoyment and benefit of current and future generations.

The fund is primarily available for heritage items within the Rodney district that are protected љin the Proposed District Plan.љ

The fund is available for any projects that have a purpose of conserving, restoring, and protecting valued heritage items such as restoration or repair of original heritage fabric relating to historic buildings or structures or professional services (e.g. research, condition reports, conservation plans).

Funding applications are assessed by a heritage architect based on urgency, public access and visibility, level of enhancements and hertiage status.

Since the fund first opened in 2005, twenty-seven of Rodney District’s listed heritage buildings have been given grants including St Leonards Church in Matakana, Helensville’s Union Bank, the Puhoi Hotel, Henley House in Kaukapakapa and the Mahurangi West Hall.

Application forms are available from Council service centres or can be downloaded off the Council’s website at www.rodney.govt.nz/community/ heritage_fund.htm.

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