Places funding area aims to support projects that:
- conserve our physical and natural environment
- conserve our cultural heritage
- support building and marae development projects that aim to strengthen community cohesion.
Grants will be considered for costs relating to:
- operating, capacity building, resources, building, project and equipment costs for heritage, marae and environment groups
- grants for operating costs will be considered up to 30% of an organisation's annual expenditure
Building costs for community building projects please refer to the funding exclusions for Places
- heritage restoration including Māori and cultural artefact
- protection and restoration of waahi tapu and archaeological sites
- building development
- collection care and management
- recording and publishing history
- exhibitions and interpretation
- promotion of cultural heritage.
- marae development projects that can demonstrate community involvement
- creating key community partnerships with marae, eg runanga and iwi collaborative projects
- projects that build capacity.
- conservation and restoration of regionally significant or threatened habitats and eco-systems on public land or private land which is under covenant (including ngaa whenua raahui)
- conservation of rare, endangered or threatened native species
- community education programmes aiming to resolve environmental issues that link action with learning
- supporting community organisations outside the environment sector towards becoming more environmentally sustainable
Community Building Projects:
- projects that meet an identified and well-defined community need
- collaborative projects
- projects that have widespread and significant community interaction
- community driven and have wide community support
- buildings that ensure accessibility to whole communities
- multi-use facilities which ensure accessibility to the whole community will be a priority
Applications for Community Building Project grants over $300,000
These grants are considered once a year. If you are thinking of applying for a building grant of over $300,000, please contact us to discuss your plans further.
The Foundation will consider helping with land purchases in limited situations. The land must be ecologically and/or culturally significant to the region and it must remain available for public access in perpetuity. If you are thinking of applying for a grant to help with land purchase, do get in touch.