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Dunedin Heritage Fund grants

The Dunedin Heritage Fund is jointly administered by Dunedin City Council and New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

The Dunedin Heritage Fund, with its own deed of constitution, is a separate legal entity to the Dunedin City Council. At no time should the Council claim the Fund as its own.

Previous representatives – in recent times – of the Council and the NZHPT standing on the Dunedin Heritage Fund Committee have made very sure to assert these separations during discussion of applications from the community, and when allocating funds by loan or grant to projects in the community.

Disclaimer. A former Chair of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Otago Branch, Elizabeth Kerr was a NZHPT representative on the Dunedin Heritage Fund Committee (2000 – 2008).

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Dunedin City Council
Media Release

7 December 2010

Dunedin Heritage Fund Allocated

The September 2010 Dunedin Heritage Fund grants round has been completed. These grants enable the Dunedin City Council to recognise the importance of the city’s heritage to its future.

Grants and loans have been allocated to six groups and organisations for projects including repairs to dry stone walls, conservation plans and restorations of various structural elements.

The recipients were:

Springfield – $18,000
Cargill’s Castle – $11,400
Dunedin Gasworks Museum Trust – $20,000
Corstorphine House – $20,000
Dunedin Prison Charitable Trust – $20,000
1075 George Street – $5,000

TOTAL $94,400

The next funding round closes at 5.00pm on Friday 25 March 2011 and application forms are available from DCC Customer Services Centres.

In another heritage initiative, the DCC’s recent free workshop for heritage building owners, attracted more than 65 people and feedback has so far indicated that attendees found it very useful.

The DCC’s Policy Planner (Heritage), Glen Hazelton, says, “Based on the extremely positive response we had to this first workshop, we will look at running more. We will discuss with those who attended which aspects of the workshop they found most useful and structure the next one accordingly.”

Contact DCC on 477 4000.
DCC page link

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